Writing on the Wall

Performers The Temperance Seven

United States O | November 11, 2008 | Compact Disc

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The Temperance Seven: Colonel Alexander Hitchcock Galloway (vocals); Count Geoffrey Simkins (baritone, alto saxophone); Michael Grimsargh Deighan (guitar, banjo, ukulele); The Laird Wee Will McHastie (clarinet, alto saxophone); John Tucker (trumpet); Flight Commander Patrick Rixon (trombone); Chris Buckley (sousaphone); Dr. Graham Collicott (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Chris Buckley; Nick Taylor .
Arrangers: Chris Buckley; Michael Grimsargh Deighan.
The death of longtime member Malcolm Willoughby resulted in the Temperance Seven adding someone who would become their strongest soloist, baritonist Geoffrey Simkins. This is easily the best of their first three Upbeat CDs, with the English music-hall comedy and corny vocals de-emphasized (but not completely absent) in favor of vintage jazz. Trumpeter John Tucker, trombonist Patrick Rixon (another new member), and Wee Will McHastie (on clarinet and alto) along with Simkins make for a solid frontline, backed by banjoist Michael Deighan, drummer Graham Collicott and the group's leader Christopher Buckley on sousaphone. Even with a couple duds (mostly the original material), there are enough high points to justify the acquisition of this disc by trad jazz fans, most notably Chick Webb's "Dog Bottom," "From Monday On," "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "There Ain't No Sweet Man Worth the Salt of My Tears." ~ Scott Yanow

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 11, 2008

Genre: Classic Jazz

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 0

Label Name: United States O

UPC: 825947155428

Found in: Classic Jazz

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Writing on the Wall

Performers The Temperance Seven

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 11, 2008

Genre: Classic Jazz

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 0

Label Name: United States O

UPC: 825947155428


Title Track Time
1.Dog Bottom --
2.I Can't Sleep --
3.From Monday On --
4.Writing On The Wall, The --
5.Crying For The Carolines --
6.Man I Love, The --
7.Everybody Loves My Baby --
8.San --
9.Mornington Crescent --
10.My Baby Just Cares For Me --
11.Drum Crazy --
12.Mississippi Mud --
13.Brown Eyes --
14.Ain't She Sweet --
15.There Ain't No Sweet Man Worth The Salt Of My Tears --
16.My Blue Heaven --
17.S'Wonderful --

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The Temperance Seven: Colonel Alexander Hitchcock Galloway (vocals); Count Geoffrey Simkins (baritone, alto saxophone); Michael Grimsargh Deighan (guitar, banjo, ukulele); The Laird Wee Will McHastie (clarinet, alto saxophone); John Tucker (trumpet); Flight Commander Patrick Rixon (trombone); Chris Buckley (sousaphone); Dr. Graham Collicott (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Chris Buckley; Nick Taylor .
Arrangers: Chris Buckley; Michael Grimsargh Deighan.
The death of longtime member Malcolm Willoughby resulted in the Temperance Seven adding someone who would become their strongest soloist, baritonist Geoffrey Simkins. This is easily the best of their first three Upbeat CDs, with the English music-hall comedy and corny vocals de-emphasized (but not completely absent) in favor of vintage jazz. Trumpeter John Tucker, trombonist Patrick Rixon (another new member), and Wee Will McHastie (on clarinet and alto) along with Simkins make for a solid frontline, backed by banjoist Michael Deighan, drummer Graham Collicott and the group's leader Christopher Buckley on sousaphone. Even with a couple duds (mostly the original material), there are enough high points to justify the acquisition of this disc by trad jazz fans, most notably Chick Webb's "Dog Bottom," "From Monday On," "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "There Ain't No Sweet Man Worth the Salt of My Tears." ~ Scott Yanow
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