Magazine article IAJRC Journal

It Might as Well Be Spring

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

It Might as Well Be Spring

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Larry McKenna

Might as Well be Spring

Dreamhouse Media DML 1056

Larry McKenna (ts) Jason Shatill (pno) Pete Colongelo (bs) Jim Schade (dms) Recorded at Exton, PA - August 25 & 28, 2000

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most/Make Me Rainbows/So Many Stars/April Showers/It Might as Well Be Spring/One Morning in May/You Must Believe In Spring/Skylark/How About You/I'll Remember April/Spring Is Here TT: 57:41

Okay class, let us see a show of hands of those who know of the jazz musician, Larry McKenna. Just as I suspected, you need to become acquainted with this first rate, 'first call' Philly tenor player. He did travel a bit in his youth with the Woody Herman orchestra but that was way back in 1960. He has been a part of the Al Raymond Big Band in the Philly area now for a number of years and doesn't need to travel much. In addition he has one other CD to his credit and has recorded with various local musicians no better known than he.

McKenna is an excellent mainstream sax player who swings easily, and lyrical too. …

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