The Salty Dogs, a venerable traditional jazz band in its own right, superbly backs up Franz while he shines on such classics as Lulu’s Back In Town, Sweet Georgia Brown, and St. Louis Blues. Got it. + add. album. Recorded in 1990 with The Salty Dogs in Chicago, Franz showcases four of his compositions on this CD: Yellow Fire, Zuddan, Southside, and Bud Billiken. Although Yellow Fire and Zuddan were recorded previously by Earl Hines and Jack Teagarden, respectively, here, Franz is able to give the listener his own rendition of how he envisioned the songs.
Franz Jackson & The Salty Dogs – Yellow Fire. Label: Delmark Records – DE-237.
Tracklist: 01. Dippermouth Blues (Oliver)(4:50) 02. Lulu's Back in Town (Dubin-Warren)(5:04) 03. Zuddan (.
This excellent CD finds him leading the Salty Dogs, a Dixieland/classic jazz combo that has been around since 1947. In fact, many of the participants have been with the band since the 1950s, including pianist John Cooper, cornetist Lew Green, clarinetist Kim Cusack, and tuba player Mike Walbridge. Jackson himself joined in 1956, while drummer Wayne Jones, trombonist Tom Bartlett, and banjo player Jack Kuncl came on board in the 1960s.
In the larger scheme of the things the shift was slow in coming and unlike the demise of the dinosaurs (which sadly traditionalists have sometimes been compared too) did not transpire in a single cataclysmic event. Fortunately there are still a few faithful practitioners of the older styles still around, among them Franz Jackson and the Salty Dogs. Jackson, who was nearing his 90th birthday at the time of the recording meshes smoothly with the Salty Dog ensemble sound favoring a throaty tenor tone and a singing sound on soprano. Collective soloing and polyphony form the crux of many of the arrangements and song lengths are kept succinct.
Franz Jackson & The Salty Dogs - Yellow Fire MP3 version. Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Vocals – Franz Jackson. Trombone – Tom Bartlett. Trumpet – Bob Neighbor (tracks: 1,3,10,13). Tuba – Mike Walbridge. Vocals – Carol Leigh. Recorded October 12 & 13, 2000.
Franz Jackson - Yellow Fire (2000, Delmark) Artwork back. jpg 05 - Sweet Georgia Brown. flac 08 - St. 11 - I Can't Believe That You're in Love with M. lac. Franz Jackson - Yellow Fire.
|2||Lulu's Back In Town||5:00|
|5||Sweet Georgia Brown||6:03|
|6||When You're Smiling||3:45|
|7||Bye And Bye||4:59|
|8||St. Louis Blues||5:33|
|9||If I Had You||3:56|
|11||I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me||2:52|