The first recording by trombonist Wilbur DeParis'
"New New Orleans Jazz Band" (although it was actually released after their 1955 session) is full of fresh and lively Dixieland. DeParis
and his all-stars (cornetist Sidney DeParis
, clarinetist Omer Simeon
, pianist Don Kirkpatrick
, banjoist Eddie Gibbs
, bassist Harold Jackson
and drummer Freddie Moore
) play a wide variety of material which includes the leader's colorful "Martinique," "Under the Double Eagle," Rachmaninoff's
"Prelude in C Sharp Minor," a couple of Jelly Roll Morton
tunes and "When the Saints Go Marching In"; the second part of the latter is taken at a blistering tempo. The DeParis
band was one of the most consistently inventive Dixieland-oriented groups of the 1950s, so it is very unfortunate that its valuable Atlantic LPs are all long out-of-print.