On this recording, the listener is offered a first-class program of own compositions, Duke Ellington hits, and head arrangements. "Good Queen Bess" and "Rockville" are quite exceptional, and the other titles are hardly less enthralling. The rhythm group is hotter than hot with Lionel Hampton's Bobby Durham on the drums, and the two grand old men of swing really let themselves go. The trombonist Lawrence Brown, musical buddy from the Duke Ellington Orchestra, grooves in the background and we can be happy (thanks to the producer Rad McCuen!) that we can still thoroughly enjoy this great disc almost 50 years later. Musicians: Wild Bill Davis (organ) Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone) Dickie Thompson (guitar) Lawrence Brown (trombone) Bob Brown (tenor saxophone, flute) Bobby Durham (drums)
It's Only a Paper Moon
Good Queen Bess
L B Blues
In A Mellotone
I'll Always Love You
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Belle Of The Bellmount
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