Recording information: Media Sound, Newy York City (11/22/1976-12/??/1976); Seltzer Sound, New York, NY (11/22/1976-12/??/1976).
With the exception of a privately issued record, this CD features cornetist Warren Vache's debut as a leader on record. The music is quite impressive for Vache (at 25) is showcased on five numbers backed only by guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, and he displays both a lovely tone and a creative imagination within the boundaries of small group swing (even on Clifford Brown's "Joy Spring"). The other half of the session is more dixieland-oriented for Vache is teamed with soprano-saxophonist Kenny Davern, both Pizzarelli and Wayne Wright on guitars, bassist Michael Moore and drummer Connie Kay. "Oh Baby" and "All Of Me" in particular are quite heated. Well worth searching for. ~ Scott Yanow