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