Criss Cross Jazz 1260 CD

John Swana and The Philadelphians

Philly Gumbo vol. 2

Available: February 15, 2005

For his ninth Criss Cross session as a leader, trumpet sensation John Swana makes the scene again with several of his peers from the city of Brotherly Love for a follow-up to 2001's Philly Gumbo.

Featuring the legendary tenors of Bootsie Barnes and Larry McKenna, Philly Gumbo vol. 2 offers a bristling set of hardbop delights, the kind of fair you might hear in Philly when dropping in at Ortlieb's Jazzzhaus to catch Swana for a set or two.

The rhythm section has Sid Simmons on piano, Mike Boone on bass, and drummer Byron Landham.

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1. Sid's Dilemma (John Swana)  8:21
2. 127 W. Wilt Street (John Swana)  8:53
3. Three Of A Kind (John Swana)  6:25
4. Ortlieb's (John Swana)  7:05
5. Quasimodo's Uncle (John Swana)  9:26
6. Everything Happens To Me (Matt Dennis / Tom Adair)  7:02
7. Mingus And Jaco (Mike Boone)  7:40
8. It's Over Your Head (Larry McKenna)  6:17
9. Bootsie's Bolero (Larry McKenna)  6:16
10. In Memory Of ... (John Swana)  4:45

Total Time: 72:16
Recorded April 29, 2004 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman

John Swana (Tp)
Bootsie Barnes (Ts)
Larry McKenna (Ts)
Sid Simmons (P)
Mike Boone (B)
Byron Landham (D)

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