Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band

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Papa Bue and His American Friends

Papa Bue's Viking Jazz Band

Storyville 101 4273

Collective Personnel: Finn Otto Hansen, Ole Stolle (tp) Arne Bue Jensen (Papa Bue) (tb) Jorgen Svare (cl) Jorn Jensen (p) Jorgen Olsen, Lars Bloch (g) Bjorne Petersen (bjo) Mogens Seidelin, Jens Solund (b), Ib Lindschouw, Henrik Jensen, Knud Ryskov Madsen (d). Recorded between 1959 and 1977.

George Lewis (cl) on 1-3; Champion Jack Dupree (vcl) on 4, 5; Edmond Hall (cl) on 6-8; Wingy Manone (tp, vcl) on 9-11; Art Hodes (p) on 12, 13; Albert Nicholas (cl) on 14-16; Wild Bill Davison on 17-19.

Listen To The Mockingbird/Martha/In The Sweet Bye And Bye/Mama Don't Allow/See See Rider/St. Louis Blues/Struttin' With Some Barbecue/ Ed's Blues/Up The Country Blues/Breeze/Dark Eyes/Sweet Georgia Brown/ Beale Street Blues/Doctor Blues/Stack O'Lee Blues/I Found A New Baby/ Our Monday Date/Rosetta/Way Down Yonder In New Orleans TT 78:21

With the passing of Arne Bue Jensen last November, a long line of European Traditional Jazz came to an end. A bandleading career of almost fifty years produced hundreds of recordings documenting a stylistic development from the most elemental New Orleans revivalist sounds through what might be called a post-Condon style of small group swing.

This Storyville release is a retrospective of the first half of that career, with the focus being on some of the American Jazz guest stars that Jensen regularly featured with his band. Fittingly, the style of the group evolves along with the styles of the guests - George Lewis receives the backing of the early New Orleans style (relentless four beat, no piano) that makes him sound as if he were playing with his own group. Champion Jack Dupree sings but oddly doesn't play any piano - his tracks are the least notable of the collection, although each contains good solos.

The two featured clarinetists each bring different perspectives. …

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