Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Jubilation

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Jubilation

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Warren Vaché - John Allred Quintet

Jubilation

Arbors Jazz ARCD 19369

Warren Vaché (cnt,vcl) John Allred (tbn) Tardo Hammer (pno) Nicki Parrott (bs) Leroy Williams (dms) Recorded - Bern Switzerland - December 20 and 21, 2007

Old Devil Moon/The Can't Take That Away From Me/Song For My Father/My One and Only Love/Change Partners/Strollin'/Sweet Hunk O'Trash/Jubilation/Strike Up The Band/Caravan/We'll Be Together Again TT: 69:20

Two things struck me while repeatedly listening to this disc. First the rhythm section is on top all the time, swinging. Secondly is the refreshing sound you get with the two brass instruments and without reed instruments.

They start with a flag waver, followed by a more subdued rendition of They Can't Take That Away from Me. Next follows one of my very favorite Horace Silver compositions (there's another, too). Sweet Hunk O'Trash could be corny or cute but instead it is a highly entertaining and humorous piece with some dam good playing as well. The title tune, from the pen of Junior Mance, is done more or less as a down home piece and swings mightily. …

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