Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Sackville All Star Christmas Record

Magazine article IAJRC Journal

The Sackville All Star Christmas Record

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The Sackville All Star Christmas Record

Delmark/Sackville 3038

Jim Galloway (ss) Ralph Sutton (p) Milt Hinton (b) Gus Johnson (d). Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 29 & 30,1986

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/We Three Kings/At The Christmas Ball/ Winter Wonderland/Go Tell It To The Mountain/Good King Wencelas /Santa Claus Came In The Spring/Silent Night/Let It Snow/Old Time Religion. TT 49:02

Another fine reissue from Delmark out of the Sackville catalogue. The notes with this CD claim this to be a recording for all seasons. There is a lot of truth to that statement.

The disc is a straight transfer from the Sackville LP released in the 1980's. Apparently there were no other tunes or out takes. This is, as claimed, a real all star recording that swings from beginning to end with the exception of "Silent Night". That favorite carol is played more subdued and with respect.

The trio of Ralph Sutton, Milt Hinton and Gus Johnson are collectively one great rhythm section beside fine soloists. …

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