Criss Cross Jazz 1203 CD

John Swana and The Philadelphians

Philly Gumbo

One of the supreme trumpeters of the current generation, John Swana has developed his voice over the course of a string of previous Criss Cross releases.

Swana, varied and always bristling with creative energy, creates here, on Philly Gumbo, his seventh album as a leader for Criss Cross, something very special and a bit different, featuring a cast of Philadelphia jazz luminaries including legendary tenorist Bootsie Barnes and drummer Byron Landham with pianist Sid Simmons and bassist Mike Boone.

John Swana and The Philadelphians


Barcode 8 712474 120321

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

1. Blues For Hicks (John Swana)  7:29
2. Old Head (Mike Boone)  10:12
3. Up Jumped Bootsie (John Swana)  5:59
4. Soulful One (John Swana)  6:38
5. John Wayne (John Swana / Mike Boone)  7:02
6. Better Late Than Never (Mike Boone / Bruce Trojan)  6:50
7. Sound For Sore Ears (Jimmy Heath)  7:20
8. The Schuylkill Expressway (John Swana)  5:35
9. Tot Ziens (John Swana)  3:38

Total Time: 60:50
Recorded June 6, 2000 in Brooklyn, NY, USA by Max Bolleman