Jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans Jazz Revival

Album Review

Most of cornetist Ernie Carson's recordings have been made with Dixieland bands, making this quintet outing, on which he is the only horn, a particular delight. The colorful brassman (whose tone and expressive emotions sometimes recall Wild Bill Davison) is joined by a four-piece piano-banjo-tuba-drums rhythm section on 11 diverse songs that perfectly fit his lyrical yet extroverted style. Highlights include "I Double Dare You," "If Dreams Come True," "Flat Foot" and his own "My Cross-Eyed Cutie." Carson and banjoist Bill Rutan take two harmless and spirited vocals apiece, but it is for the leader's cornet that this set is most memorable.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. I Double Dare You
  2. When You Walked Out
  3. If Dreams Come True
  4. Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall
  5. Down in Bom Bom Bay
  6. Diga Diga Doo
  7. Susan
  8. All American Girl
  9. My Chili Bon Bon
  10. My Cross-Eyed Cutie
  11. Flat Foot
  12. Sweetheart of Six Other Guys
  13. Pretty Little Lady from Beaumont Texas
  14. Half a Man
  15. I Want to Say Hello