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.
|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