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John Sheridan & His Dream Band: Swing is Still the King

John Sheridan & His Dream Band: Swing is Still the King

Arbors Records

ARCD: 19339

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John Sheridan-piano, arranger
Randy Reinhart-cornet
Dan Barrett-trombone, cornet
Russ Phillips-trombone
Ron Hockett-clarinet
Scott Robinson-tenor sax, clarinet
Dan Block-alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax
Eddie Erickson-guitar
Phil Flanigan-bass
Jake Hanna-drums
Rebecca Kilgore-vocals

Choosing the repertoire for this album was a real labor of joy. Some of the tunes are immediately identifiable with Goodman: Sometimes I'm Happy, Don't Be That Way and Gotta Be This Or That. Most of the rest, except to truly hardcore BG fans, have been obscured by the passage of time, or if familiar as standards are not immediately connected with the Goodman legacy. All, however, are gems that struck me from the first hearing, no matter how long ago. It's important, in every case, to point out that this simply is not a collection of transcriptions of the original recordings. Every chart is an original, and we're merely paying tribute in our own way to one of the true legends of the jazz world. —John Sheridan

Always, Ballad in Blue, You Turned the Tables on Me, You're a Heavenly Thing, Did You Mean It?, Sometimes I'm Happy, Keep Me in Mind, Behave Yourself, Shirley Steps Out, Don't Be That Way, Take Another Guess, I Had to Do It, These Foolish Things, Gotta Be This or That, Goodnight, My Love