Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Max Kaminsky and his Windy City Six - Chicago Style (1954)

A few selections of Traditional / Dixieland jazz from one of the coolest records on the planet.

By the time these tracks were recorded in 1954, each of these players were already legends of the jazz world, pioneers who had performed with *everybody* over the course of several decades.

Max Kaminsky - Trumpet
Pee Wee Russell - Clarinet
Miff Mole - Trombone
Joe Sullivan - Piano
George Wettling - Drums
Jack Lesberg - Bass

On these recordings the players are so well versed in the style that they'll tweak it, until it transforms into a kind of 'Progressive Trad Jazz'.

Likewise, they're so confident as they shift effortlessly from exquisite subtle nuance to broad hot 'n' sloppy strokes of 'playing the wrong notes right'.

Either that, or they were all drunk.
Regardless, I love it. Hope you feel the same.

(click for audio)
From the LP 'Chicago Style',
listen to:

Mix Max

Stuyvesant Blues

Short Ties and Long Ties

Never Touched Me

1 comment:

frankiepop said...

Thanks, this is the work of a small group of geniuses.

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