CD 004
A Salute To Eddie Condon
Ed Polcer Allstars

Ed Polcer - cornet
Bob Havens - trombone
Allan Vaché - clarinet
John Barnes - baritone-sax, vocals
Johnny Varro - piano
Jim Douglas - guitar
Bob Haggart - bass
Butch Miles - drums
01 California Here I Come  
02 Beale Street Blues  
03 I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan  
04 Fidgety Feet  
05 I Used To Love You, But It's All Over Now  
06 September In The Rain  
07 Wherever There's Love  
08 St.Louis Blues  
09 I Believe In Miracles  
10 Hindustan  
11 Wabash Blues  
12 South Rampard Street Parade  

Recorded live in Hamburg 1993.

Most of the musicians on this enjoyable CD did not actually play much with Eddie Condon (bassist Bob Haggart excepted), but the music is very much in the Condon Chicago jazz tradition, and cornetist Ed Polcer led the house band at the last Condon's club. With a front line also including trombonist Bob Havens, clarinetist Allan Vaché, and baritonist John Barnes along with the fine swing pianist Johnny Varro and the fiery drummer Butch Miles, the octet romps through a dozen songs (most of them Dixieland-oriented) during this 1993 concert for the German Nagel-Heyer label. Highlights include "California Here I Come," "Fidgety Feet," "Wherever There's Love," and "Hindustan." 

AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Price 14.99 EURO


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