New Orleans Rhythm Kings: San Antonio Shout
San Antonio Shout
New Orleans Rhythm Kings
Chicago White Small Bands (ABM ABMMCD 1140)
Recorded: New York, September 12, 1934
Rating: 83/100 (learn more)
NORK's lineup changed many times through the 1930s, and they retained the name even after they took up the Chicago style of improvisation. This fine later group boasts one-armed trumpeter Wingy Manone up front. True to the Chicago spirit, the vibrant Manone interweaves the cheerful but spare melody between the improvised backup of Sid Arodin and the grand George Brunies. Sound quality is as good as one can expect from 1935; the bass is felt more than heard, but drum bombs hit with perfect oomph and the piano glistens.
Reviewer: Todd S. Jenkins