Swing On The Sunnyside
I made this recording in 1995 and it was issued by A Records which is a subsidiary of Challenge Records in the Netherlands. The cd features trumpeter Herb Pomeroy and clarinetist Dick Johnson. It’s always a treat for me to play with Herb and Dick and this was no exception. Dick and Herb have a long history in jazz and have lots of great stories from their past experiences playing with all the legendary jazz greats.
Rounding out the rhythm section is Barry Smith on bass and Matt Gordy on drums. Both Barry and Matt offer superb accompaniment and are very sensitive players. They compliment without getting in the way and are wonderful soloists as well.
The song selections are all “chestnuts” from the Great American Songbook and are great songs to play on. The cd features a variety of instrumental combinations from solo all the way up to a quintet. It was nice having cornetist Ruby Braff endorse the recording (I included Ruby’s quote on the back of the cd) since I am a very big fan of Ruby.