Sunday, September 16, 2012

Herb Hall Quartet
"Old Tyme Modern" (Vinyl)

Recorded in one day in 1969, this is an album by names now forgotten but Herb Hall was highly regarded during the Harlem jazz years.  For whatever reason, time passed him by. Mostly.

Then, in his seventies, they recorded this album full of jumpin' "old" style jazz tunes that are reminiscent of Dixieland and Bee Bop.

I don't know why this took so long for me to pull this off the shelf, but I always felt compelled: with a photo like that on the cover, it just had to be good.  It is.

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