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Reviewers: Don Mather, Dick Stafford, John Eyles, Robert Gibson, Ian Lace, Colin Clarke, Jack Ashby


Daniele D’Agaro

Jeb Bishop

Kent Kessler

Robert Barry


HatOLOGY 613




      1. Chicago Beer Coaster
      2. Ultramarine No. 13
      3. Sweet Zurzday
      4. L’Ago Freschio
      5. Long Armed Woman
      6. Dog Nose in the Kitchen
      7. Dick’s Holler
      8. Barry K
      9. Melancholia

      Daniele D’Agaro – Tenor & Clarinet
      Jeb Bishop – Trombone
      Kent Kessler – Double Bass
      Robert Barry – Drums
      Recorded Feb. 2004 in Chicago

      Here we have some excellent musicians, total masters of their instruments demonstrating to all and sundry how weird they can be! I can understand that it might be quite an exciting thing to do, but I find it hard to understand who would want to listen to it. What is most surprising is that as well as being such well schooled musicians, the programme illustrates their total understanding of the roots of jazz, there are a couple of lesser known Ellington compositions here, pity they forgot that "It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing"/

      The good points Jeb Bishop demonstrates a terrific tone and technique on the Trombone and it is good to hear the clarinet in jazz, it is sadly neglected these days.

      How I would love to hear these guys play a set of standard with a good pianist included, but I guess they would regard that as old hat!

      Don Mather



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