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Dixieland - Released May 17, 2005 | Rhino Atlantic

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Dixieland - Released December 7, 2009 | Rhino Atlantic

One of a colorful string of Wilbur DeParis Atlantic recordings (all of which are quite difficult to find), this set contains more Dixieland warhorses than usual (only the leader's "Malta" and "Change O' Key Boogie" are lesser-known) but the frameworks and colorful solos uplift the music. While "That's A Plenty" and "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee" are taken at racehorse tempoes, "Mack the Knife" and "In a Persian Market" are more relaxed. The trombonist-leader is joined by his brother Sidney (who due to ill health is only on four of the nine selections) and Doc Cheatham on trumpets, clarinetist Omer Simeon, pianist Sonny White, guitarist John Smith, bassist Hayes Alvis and drummer Wilbert Kirk for the well varied and highly enjoyable program. ~ Scott Yanow
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Dixieland - Released December 7, 2009 | Rhino Atlantic

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Dixieland - Released July 26, 2005 | Rhino Atlantic

George Wein is best known as the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954 and an enthusiastic impresario who became instrumental in jump-starting jazz festivals in New York City in the early '70s, but Wein has also recorded as a pianist and singer from time to time. The Atlantic LP Wein, Women and Song features Wein in fine form; his friendly sounding vocals are rather soft and mellow, with a bit of vibrato on the end of nearly every phrase, though the trumpet solos by either Ruby Braff (trading licks with tenor saxophonist Sammy Margolis on a superb treatment of "You're Lucky to Me") or Bobby Hackett (with fine muted backgrounds on the melancholy "I'm Through with Love") add something special to each song. Wein's consistent ability to put together swinging groups of all-stars to accompany his concerts and occasional recordings can't be discounted, so this entertaining album shouldn't disappoint anyone familiar with George Wein's somewhat sporadic but long career as a performer. ~ Ken Dryden
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Dixieland - Released December 7, 2009 | Rhino Atlantic

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Dixieland - Released December 7, 2009 | Rhino Atlantic

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Dixieland - Released December 7, 2009 | Rhino Atlantic

The next-to-last Atlantic album by Wilbur DeParis' band features his octet performing at the 1960 Antibes Jazz Festival. With the exception of "Tres Moutarde," all of the selections are Dixieland warhorses (including fairly lengthy versions of "Fidgety Feet" and "St. Louis Blues") but the colorful frameworks and enthusiastic solos make the music sound both lively and fresh. At this late stage, the band consisted of the leader-trombonist, Sidney DeParis and Doc Cheatham on trumpets, clarinetist Garvin Bushell (who also plays a bit of bassoon), pianist Sonny White, guitarist John Smith, bassist Hayes Alvis and drummer Wilbert Kirk. It is a pity that all of this group's valuable Atlantic recordings have been out of print for decades. ~ Scott Yanow
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Dixieland - Released August 18, 2000 | Rhino Atlantic

Wilbur DeParis' "New New Orleans Jazz" band was one of the intriguing trad groups of the 1950s, often performing offbeat material featuring neglected veterans of the 1920s. Virtually all of their Atlantic studio recordings have been long out of print, but this LP may be the easiest one to find, since it was originally released in 1970. The liner notes make it sound as if the group was still active at the time, but the trombonist's band was essentially history by 1962. The music is taken from several sessions and features (in addition to the leader) trumpeters Sidney DeParis and Doc Cheatham, either Omer Simeon or Garvin Bushell on clarinet (Bushell also takes a bassoon solo), and pianist Sonny White among the key players. The repertoire is certainly diverse, including the eccentric "Table Thumpers Rag" (dedicated to noisy club patrons), Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene," "How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm," the French ballad "Watching Dreams Go By" and "Royal Garden Blues." All of the rare Wilbur DeParis recordings should be quickly grabbed by trad jazz collectors. ~ Scott Yanow
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Dixieland - Released December 7, 2009 | Rhino Atlantic

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Dixieland - Released September 7, 2000 | Rhino Atlantic

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Dixieland - Released December 14, 2009 | Rhino Atlantic

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Dixieland - Released December 7, 2009 | Rhino Atlantic

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Dixieland - Released January 24, 2011 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Dixieland - Released January 24, 2011 | Rhino - Warner Bros.

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Dixieland - Released July 26, 2005 | Rhino Atlantic

Unlike the earlier editions of the Newport All-Stars, the 1969 group leaned much more heavily toward swing and elements of bop than to dixieland. In addition to pianist George Wein and cornetist Ruby Braff, the band heard on this Atlantic Lp includes vibraphonist Red Norvo, both Tal Farlow and Barney Kessel on guitars, bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Don Lamond. Highlights include "In A Little Spanish Town," "Ja-Da," "My Melancholy Baby," "Exactly Like You" and even the pop tune "Sunny"; Braff's passion alone makes this a worthy release. ~ Scott Yanow
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Dixieland - Released April 26, 2005 | Rhino Atlantic

The first recording by trombonist Wilbur DeParis' "New New Orleans Jazz Band" (although it was actually released after their 1955 session) is full of fresh and lively Dixieland. DeParis and his all-stars (cornetist Sidney DeParis, clarinetist Omer Simeon, pianist Don Kirkpatrick, banjoist Eddie Gibbs, bassist Harold Jackson and drummer Freddie Moore) play a wide variety of material which includes the leader's colorful "Martinique," "Under the Double Eagle," Rachmaninoff's "Prelude in C Sharp Minor," a couple of Jelly Roll Morton tunes and "When the Saints Go Marching In"; the second part of the latter is taken at a blistering tempo. The DeParis band was one of the most consistently inventive Dixieland-oriented groups of the 1950s, so it is very unfortunate that its valuable Atlantic LPs are all long out-of-print. ~ Scott Yanow

Dixieland - Released June 24, 2013 | Igloo

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Dixieland - Released October 2, 2015 | Disques Black & Blue

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Dixieland - Released January 28, 2018 | We Go Home Records

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Dixieland - Released April 15, 2017 | Syrius

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