John Allred Quartet: In The Beginning ...
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19115
John Allred: Trombone, Double-Bell Euphonium
Johnny Varro: Piano
David Stone: Bass
Eddie Metz, Jr.: Drums
With Guest Betty O«Hara: Double-Bell Euphonium on Stompin« at the Savoy
John Allred, the famous trombone-playing son of a famous trombone-playing father, Bill Allred, performs a swinging blend of jazz standards, some seldom-heard tunes and his own originals, in his first album as leader. "This is an excellent CD. Not only every trombonist, but every musician should listen to John Allred and his fine quartet. Once you hear John, you will never forget him. He is on his way to greatness.? -- Louie Bellson, described by Duke Ellington as "the world«s greatest drummer.?
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