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Customer Reviews (5)
- "Classically Dixie!"Review by Big Toots
Why is it that even today – when “history” is the just-played iTune - that there is a timeless appeal to the music which emanated from the Crescent City? Whether we’re distracted or not, the sounds of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet and their musical progeny still enchant. We can’t seem to get enough once their swinging sass grabs hold of ours.
With “New Orleans Classics,” outstanding clarinetist Tim Laughlin and his All-Stars run through a baker’s dozen true ‘Nawlins classics (“Royal Garden Blues,” Tin Roof Blues,” “Doctor Jazz”). And, they do it in a style and with such vigor that the effort is sublime. This recording is a wonderful rendering of those well-known Dixieland standards and a couple of fine Laughlin originals (“Blue Orleans,”“Dumaine Street Breakdown,”“March of the Uncle Bubbys”). Each selection is performed with an energy and intensity that makes it Fat Tuesday every listening. Not a cut compromises.
Laughlin, a colleague and friend of the great New Orleans icon, Pete Fountain, is a true “Black Stick” virtuoso. He possesses a fine, clean clarinet sound throughout and wails fiery over the superb ensemble. Cornet man, Connie Jones is a smooth swinger with all the fluidity of his leader partner. Trombonists Rick Trolsen and Lucien Barbarin gut-bucket their way here brilliantly. Matt Perrine’s bottom pushes the crew, as does pianist, Tom McDermott. These aren’t casual Dixie types. The group thoroughly understands and delivers all the swing that’s needed to make the album a gem on parade.
“New Orleans Classics” is a marvelous Rx for whatever musically or historically might ail you. Get smart on this: drop the Smartphone and dig in.
(Posted on 6/10/2015)
- Tim Laughlin's New Orleans All-StarsReview by Simon Sez
New Orleans Classics has Laughlin leading a seven-piece group that includes Connie Jones on cornet, trombonist Rick Trolsen and Tom Fischer on tenor. They not only play what Louis Armstrong would say were the “good ol’ good ones” like “Royal Garden Blues” and “Fidgety Feet” but the forgotten “Quincy Street Stomp” and three very good originals by the clarinetist. Those who love New Orleans jazz will definitely love this energetic and joyful set.
Simon Sez: Tim Laughlin is one of the top New Orleans clarinetists around today. He leads an exciting seven-piece group on New Orleans Classics (CJ25). (Posted on 5/6/2014)
- Review by Anonymous
(Posted on 6/14/2013)
- Review by Mike L. - New York
- Review by -Scott Yanow
"One of the finest New Orleans-style clarinetists on the scene today, Tim Laughlin is heard at his very best throughout New Orleans Classics. Featured in a group that includes cornetist Connie Jones, trombonist Rick Trolsen and Tom Fischer on tenor, Laughlin (whose biggest influence is Pete Fountain) performs some of the hottest New Orleans and Dixieland tunes along with three of his originals. The inventive frameworks and enthusiasm of the musicians results in particularly exciting versions of such tunes as "Wolverine Blues," "Royal Garden Blues," "Milenburg Joys" and "Fidgety Feet." This is difficult music to resist" (Posted on 6/7/2013)
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