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Clarinet Gumbo

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Clarinet Gumbo
Clarinet Gumbo


This the third CD on LAKE Records for Ken Mathieson's Glasgow based Classic Jazz Orchestra. Rather than simply run through the jazz of the Classic Jazz era in a Trad Jazz style Ken Mathieson takes the tunes and arranges them in a modern context for his eight piece band. The result is a refreshing take on often well-worn tunes - " so much of it is due to Ken's brilliant arrangements" said Just Jazz magazine of a previous release. The Scotsman newspaper commented that "Mathieson's crisp and intelligent arrangements give an original twist to familiar tunes". Again, that is much in evidence on this release and reinforces the timeless quality of these Jazz tunes. Previous albums have been on particular themes and this one is no different. Taking advantage of the hugely talented New Orleans based clarinettist, Evan Christopher, appearing in Scotland, Ken Mathieson wrote arrangements of tunes associated with legendary clarinet players - Sidney Bechet, Barney Bigard, Omer Simeon, Ed Hall, Jimmy Noone and others. Christopher is undoubtedly the star riding on top drawer arrangements, but the rest of the band rise to the challenge and give first class support. An excellent band which gives the material full justice.


  1. Name
  2. Stop & Go
  3. Moulin A Cafe
  4. Lament For Javanette
  5. Black Bottom Stomp
  6. Dardanella
  7. Jelly Roll
  8. Ganjam
  9. El Rado Scuffle
  10. Fazola
  11. Charlie The Chulo
  12. Superior Rag
  13. Pelican Drag
  14. Jazz Jubilee
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