Jazz Views - December 2005

something by Harold Arlen called ‘Trickeration’. The set is completed by four original compositions by Mark Birnbaum none of which really sets the woods on fire. A mixed bag then of which I feel that Morton and Joplin numbers come off best – but that could be me showing my age.

Finally, mention of Scott Joplin enables me to put in a plug for the Scott Joplin House in St. Louis. It is a little off the tourist track but is well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Lawrence Marshall

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