Album Info

September 29, 2000
Jazz Crusade
Jazz, Dixieland, Jazz Instrument, Trombone Jazz

Album Review

Wilbur DeParis & His New New Orleans Jazz Band are in typically fine form on this set of radio broadcasts from Jimmy Ryan's (their home base) during 1951-1952. The performances, which are mostly taken from the Dr. Jazz radio series, features the band surprisingly playing without a bassist yet not really not missing that instrument. Trombonist DeParis, trumpeter Sidney DeParis, and clarinetist Omer Simeon always made for a potent front line, and these performances (cut before the band's first Atlantic album) are full of spirit, enthusiasm, and creativity within the genre of New Orleans jazz. Highlights include "Prelude In C Sharp Minor," "The Pearls," "Milneburg Joys," and "Florida Blues." Easily recommended to fans of the band.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Prelude in C Sharp Minor
  2. There's a Girl in the Heart of Maryland My Maryland
  3. Martinique
  4. At a Georgia Camp Meeting
  5. The Pearls
  6. Milneburg Joys
  7. Florida Blues
  8. Twelfth Street Rag
  9. Blame It on the Blues
  10. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  11. Fiddle Up Your Ragtime Violin
  12. Waiting for the Robert E. Lee
  13. South Rampart Street Parade