Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Recommended Recording of the Week

Bobby Knight's Great American
Trombone Co. -

Cream of the Crop

I have decided to remain on the West Coast for this week's disc. Trombonist and arranger, Bobby Knight put this group together back in the late 1970s. Cream of the Crop is from live recordings made at Donte's jazz club in North Hollywood in the summer of 1978. The group features jazz and studio trombonists Bobby Knight, Charlie Loper, Lew McCreary and Phil Teele (bass trombone). However, the big standouts on the record are Carl Fontana and Frank they would stand out on any recording! On a slightly sad note, this was the final album that Frank Rosolino appeared on. I love this disc and revisit it often.

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