From the Record Shelves #234 - MelancholyFrom the Record Shelves #234 – Melancholy – There’s a special atmosphere in this fine recording featuring Johnny Dodds and Louis Armstrong. This is April 1927, and the couple plus drummer Baby Dodds recorded the tune again only a few weeks later (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #233 - Careless LoveFrom the Record Shelves #233 – Careless Love – In the 1970s when cassette radios came about, I sometimes recorded our gigs. One of the guys I played with got extremely nervous, so I had to hide the machine in a bag and put it near the loudspeakers. This live recording (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #174 - Joe Turner BluesFrom the Record Shelves #174 – Joe Turner Blues – This is another lucky day, starting with the big round sound from the great Johnny Dodds’ clarinet coming out of the speakers. In 1927, “Johnny Dodds’ Black Bottom Stompers” made an attempt to revive (…) read more and listenread more and listen

From the Record Shelves #76 - High SocietyFrom the Record Shelves #76 – High Society. The sessions on this LP belong to the classical ones and have been released many times on different media and labels. They are transcriptions from radio programs in 1944, and I have chosen the first (…) read more and listenread more and listen

Let the Good Times Roll #28 - King Joe - The Absalon OrchestraLet the Good Times Roll #28 – King Joe – The Absalon Orchestra. Våra två rörblåsare (saxofon och klarinett) utvecklade ett fenomenalt samarbete vilket gjorde att vi kunde ge oss på livfulla tolkningar inspirerade av Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra. Då kunde jag ta plats i rytmsektionen (…) titta på videontitta på videon