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Allan Browne's New Rascals - Be Still Hold On Tight
Four decades after he began his career with the Red Onions, Allan Browne is still living the jazz life, leading a variety of bands. With the New Rascals, he continues to breathe fresh life and vitality into music that is not far too removed from the classic recordings of early heroes like Louis Armstrong and King Oliver. Some jazz fans might be surprised to hear a tune by Ornette Coleman played alongside a New Orleans staple like "Bye And Bye"; others might ask, "Why not ?" Al and the Rascals just do it, and it makes sense.
About this track...
‘There is plenty to like in the music of this open-minded “traditional” quintet.’
Adrian Jackson, The Bulletin, 20 Mar 2001
‘The arrangements are bright, fresh and different.’
Dick Hughes, Jazz Action, 30 Jan 2001