This release is the sequel to Jazz Crusade’s Another Evening At Jimmy Ryan’s
issued earlier this year. The same musicians are featured and all the nice things we said about the previous CD also apply to this one. It’s a fine opportunity to hear some classic De Paris brothers caught while they were in their prime during the early 1950s.
A complete list of songs appears below and all were recorded at Jimmy Ryan’s
legendary nightspot in New York. Opened by Jimmy Ryan in 1940, the club wore his name until his death in 1963 when it became merely Ryan’s
. The 52nd Street watering hole was host to hundreds of musicians who called "Hot Jazz" their kind of music. Routine gigs turned classic when performed under Jimmy Ryan’s roof, as the crowds were both demanding and knowledgeable.
The group of musicians on this session come from a wide geographic area but are united in their love of spontaneous improvisation and the urge to swing. A special treat is in store with the appearance of Omer Simeon who blows in the classic New Orleans style. Simeon was a veteran of the Jelly Roll Morton band during the late twenties.
Fans of classic jazz will enjoy this album.