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The Kings of Jazz featuring Kenny Davern, Live In Concert 1974

The Kings of Jazz featuring Kenny Davern, Live In Concert 1974

Arbors Records

ARCD: 19267

Regular price $10.00 Sale

Kenny Davern, soprano saxophone, clarinet
Pee Wee Erwin, trumpet
Bernie Privin, trumpet
Ed Hubble, trombone
Johnny Mince, clarinet, alto saxophone
Dick Hyman, piano
Major Holley, bass
Cliff Leeman, drums

This recording, taped for posterity in Sweden by Leif Karlsson, makes it possible nearly thirty years later for the world to enjoy some of the scintillating performances by the Kings of Jazz, a group hand-picked by Pee Wee Irwin not only for their outstanding ability as soloists but also for their team playing to form an excellent ensemble. It also gives us the chance to hear Kenny Davern at the peak of his powers on soprano saxophone, an instrument that lamentedly he no longer plays, in performances that he considers some of his best ever on record. 

Selections:
Royal Garden Blues, Wild Man Blues, Rosetta, Medley: Someday You«ll Be Sorry, When Did You Leave Heaven?, Sweet Georgia Brown, Black and Tan Fantasy, (Back Home Again In) Indiana, Dear Old Southland, The Man I Love, Savoy Blues, FIngerbuster, Buddy Bolden's Blues, Oh Sister! Ain't That Hot?, Love Is Just Around the Corner