Pete Fountain – New Orleans All Stars (1962/2017) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Pete Fountain – New Orleans All Stars (1962/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz  | Time – 30:16 minutes | 310 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Front Cover | © Archive of Folk & Jazz Music

Among the most famous of all New Orleans jazz musicians, clarinetist Pete Fountain exemplifies the Dixieland jazz style and was instrumental in making the sound famous throughout the world. Presented here is a vintage audiophile album featuring Pete leading his band through a classic set of New Orleans Dixieland standards. All selections have been newly remastered.

Although a personnel listing is given for the entire set, it only applies to the four live songs, and even then there is no second reed (despite the listing of Lester Bouchon). The unlisted Sam DeKemel is well showcased on “Bugle Call Rag”; the other main players are clarinetist Pete Fountain, trumpeter Tony Almerico and trombonist Jack Delaney. Two other songs match Fountain with a restrained Al Hirt on trumpet. The mistitled “In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree” (from another session altogether) is actually an unidentified ballad with a charming, if occasionally faltering, Bix Beiderbecke-oriented trumpeter, a conventional six-piece unit and no Fountain. For the punchline, “St. James Infirmary” and “When the Saints Go Marching In” has a personnel bearing no resemblance to what is listed (with trumpeter Buck Clayton, Bud Freeman on tenor, trombonist Vic Dickenson and clarinetist Pee Wee Russell).

01 – South Rampart Street Parade
02 – Sensation Rag
03 – Sunset in Paradise
04 – In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree
05 – Bayou Blues
06 – Jazz Me Blues
07 – Bugle Call Rag
08 – St. James Infirmary
09 – When the Saints Go Marching In

Pete Fountain – clarinet
Tony Almerico – trumpet
Jack Delaney – trombone
Roy Zimmerman – piano
Lester Bouchon – clarinet, tenor saxophone
Frank Frederico – guiter
Joe Loyacano – bass
Johnny Castain – drums