Personnel: Kenny Davern (clarinet); Dick Wellstood (piano); Chuck Riggs (drums).
Liner Note Author: Owen Cordle.
Recording information: 12/1983.
Editor: Jack Towers.
This CD reissue is as successful as one would expect from a trio date matching clarinetist Kenny Davern, pianist Dick Wellstood (less than four years before his premature death) and drummer Chuck Riggs. Rather than playing tunes from the 1920s or Dixieland standards, the trio jams on five superior standards from the 1930s (including "The Man I Love," "Lover Come Back to Me" and "There Is No Greater Love"), plus the hot 1929 number "Chicago Rhythm." Wellstood's stride piano and Davern's distinctive clarinet always worked well together. ~ Scott Yanow