Classic Jazz Ensemble – Twice In A While
Delmark DD 222 (1991)
The Classic Jazz Ensemble aims to play jazz of the ’20s and in a manner that is serious without being academic or pedantic, and with the steam and sensitivity that characterized the work of the great originators–Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Bix Beiderbecke, among others. Good times and high hilarity are not ruled out, but do not rule. If the music is nostalgic and evocative of those roaring times, then so be it!