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Mahattan Masters 1945


Download links and information about Mahattan Masters 1945 by Muggsy Spanier. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 18 tracks with total duration of 53:02 minutes.

Artist: Muggsy Spanier
Release date: 1998
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 18
Duration: 53:02
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No. Title Length
1. Tin Roof Blues 3:01
2. Muskrat Ramble 3:11
3. Original Dixieland One Step 2:51
4. I Can't Give You Anything But Love 2:59
5. Three Little Words 3:12
6. Livery Stable Blues 2:45
7. I'm Sorry I Made You Cry 2:50
8. Miff's Blues 3:00
9. Bugle Call Rag 3:02
10. That's a Plenty 2:59
11. Feather Brain Blues 3:07
12. You're Lucky to Me 3:01
13. Indiana 2:34
14. I Ain't Gonna Give Nobody None of My Jelly Roll 2:33
15. Clarinet Marmalade 2:52
16. Mama's In the Groove 3:12
17. My Honey's Lovin' Arms 3:16
18. Fidgety Feet 2:37



When one thinks of the year 1945 in relationship to jazz history, the bebop revolution comes quickly to mind for some listeners, while others may think of the end of the big-band era. However, at that point in time, the Dixieland revival was also gaining momentum. Many of the top classic jazz musicians who came to maturity in the 1920s were still only in their forties at the most, and, if anything, had grown as players through the years even while the continual evolution of jazz was in danger of passing them by. Cornetist Muggsy Spanier, a basic but sincere and heartfelt improviser, and the eccentric and highly original clarinetist Pee Wee Russell were certainly in peak form in 1945, as shown on the 18 selections that comprise this consistently exciting CD. With a supporting cast that includes Lou McGarity or Miff Mole on trombone, sometimes Ernie Caceres on baritone, and rhythm sections headed by pianist Gene Schroeder, Spanier and Russell romp their way through a variety of Dixieland warhorses and a few original blues. Among the many highlights are "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry," "That's a Plenty," "You're Lucky to Me," and "My Honey's Lovin' Arms." Although some Dixieland dates by the mid-'50s could be a bit tired and predictable, the music in the '40s usually had a fresh excitement and a joy that is difficult to resist; both Spanier and Russell rarely sounded better. Dixieland fans can consider this 1998 CD reissue to be essential.