with CLAUDE HOPKINS, ARVELL SHAW, BUSSY DROOTIN RE-MASTERED FROM ORIGINAL TAPE!
A member of a distinguished New Orleans musical family, Herb Hall was the youngest of five brothers. He grew up somewhat in the shadows of brother Edmund who had become a world-renowned clarinetist. After time in San Antonio and Philadelphia, Hall moved to New York and joined the Eddie Condon band in 1957. He toured France and North America with Sammy Price and generated much excitement on Louisiana Lament, a studio session for Vogue. In ’67 Hall shared the stage in Toronto with Don Ewell and a year later with The Jazz Giants (issued as Wild Bill Davison, The Jazz Giants, Sackville 3002). This all-star band returned to Toronto several times and it was on one of these tours that Herb recorded this quartet date on January 10, 1969.