Limehouse Blues – 2006
Warren Vaché Jr.
Hot swing with an all-star group
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When cornetist Warren Vache burst upon the scene in the mid-1970s, his youthful solos helped bring back small group swing, bridging the gap between New Orleans jazz and bebop.
Decades later, he still takes youthful solos as seen on this rather exciting version of “Limehouse Blues” from 2006.
Performed in Switzerland at the Ascona New Orleans and Classic Jazz Festival, Vache is joined by tenor-saxophonist Harry Allen, trombonist John Allred, and a very good rhythm section comprised of pianist Olaf Polziehn, bassist Andy Cleynert, and drummer Troy Davis.
“Limehouse Blues” is taken quite uptempo and there are plenty of explosive moments along the way with Allred, in particular, taking a remarkable solo.