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Armstrong, Louis / Live In Europe
Album:Live In Europe Collection:Jazz
Artist:Armstrong, Louis Added:09/2019
Label:Dot Time Records 

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Add Date:2019-10-23 Pull Date:2019-12-25 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-10-02 
Reviewed: 2019-10-02
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Armstrong toured Europe in 1948. There are two different bands here, both filled with all-star musicians. The music is spirited & swinging. These previously unheard performances were taped from radio broadcasts, so the recording is not A+, but the musicianship makes it all worthwhile.
If You Like: Jack Teagarden, Sidney Bechet, Roy Eldridge
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Presentation By Gilles Cazeneuve, Muskrat Ramble (3:41) – spoken word intro> uptempo Dixieland jam> crescendo end
2/ Rockin’ Chair (2:44) – drums start> slow song with male duet singing> instrumental break> crescendo end
**3/ Rose Room (3:41) – piano starts> uptempo jam with clarinet up front> clarinet solo> drum solo> clarinet holds a long note> crescendo end
*4/ Royal Garden Blues (5:06) – full band starts> uptempo Dixieland jam> bass solo> piano solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> muted trumpet solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
***5/ Panama (4:24) – drums start> fast tempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> clarinet solo> trumpet solo> trombone solo> fast tempo jam> quick stop
**6/ On The Sunny Side Of The Street (6:00) – vocal intro> piano starts> midtempo jam> midtempo song> trumpet solo> trumpet/clarinet duet> midtempo jam> crescendo end
*7/ Mahogany Hall Stomp (3:30) – full band starts> uptempo jam> bass solo> uptempo jam> clarinet solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
8/ Black And Blue (3:47) – full band starts> midtempo jam> midtempo song> trumpet solo> crescendo end
***9/ Them There Eyes (4:20) – drums start> uptempo jam> uptempo song> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
*10/ My Bucket Got A Hole In It (3:43) – vocal intro> piano starts> midtempo jam> midtempo song> clarinet solo> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
*11/ Way Down Yonder In New Orleans (5:04) – vocal intro> piano starts> uptempo Dixieland jam> piano solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> clarinet solo> drum solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
***12/ Croquette (3:10) – vocal intro> drums/piano starts> uptempo jam> trombone solo> piano solo> trumpet solo> fast tempo jam> crescendo end
*13/ Lover Come Back To Me (3:49) – vocal intro> uptempo jam> uptempo song with guest female vocal> instrumental break> uptempo song> crescendo end
*14/ Can Anyone Explain (5:43) – vocal intro> piano starts> midtempo song with female vocal> spoken interplay between vocalist & Armstrong> Armstrong sings> vocal duet sings> crescendo end
15/ Tin Roof Blues (5:28) – vocal intro> piano starts> slow blues jam> trumpet solo> clarinet solo> slow jam> crescendo end
*16/ A Kiss To Build A Dream On (5:15) – vocal intro> piano starts> slow tempo jam> slow tempo song> trumpet solo> slow song> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Presentation By Gilles Cazeneuve, Muskat Ramble 9.Them There Eyes
2.Rocking Chair 10.My Bucket Got A Hole In It
3.Rose Room 11.Croquette
4.Royal Garden Blues 12.Love Come Back To Me
5.Panama 13.Can Anyone Explain
6.On The Sunny Side Of The Street 14.Tin Roof Blues
7.Mahogany Hall Stomp 15.A Kiss To Build A Dream On
8.Black And Blue 16.A Kiss To Build A Dream On