Bill Allred’s Classic Jazz Band’s fifth album. This CD covers all the musical territory: Dixieland, Big Band, Swing, Shuffle, small group features, the trio (rhythm section), some vocals, some ballads, and a very special guest, BUDDY MORROW appears on Night Train.
There is something for every musical palate here, and this album will be a tribute to this versatile band forever. Check out Terry Myers’ swinging’ tenor sax version of “Mandy”, Charlie Bertini’s trumpet feature on “Begin The Beguine”, Bill Allred’s vocal on “Pete Kelly’s Blues” and of course, the legendary Buddy Morrow on his classic “Night Train”.
A very special arrangement is Scott Whitfield’s adaptation of “Oh By Jingo” from the Billy May original that appeared on the SORTA DIXIE album from the 50’s. You will quickly see why this recording is titled SWING RIOT!