Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, live sessions and more!
Start Your Free Trial

Engelbert Wrobel Swing Society featuring Dan Barrett: Sophisticated Swing

Every so often an album comes along that infuriates jazz purists because it fails to answer the nagging question: Is the genre obliged to move inexorably forward in style?

Reedman Wrobel’s Swing Society is a German quintet (the youngest is American but spent most of his 29 years in Germany) and they wisely assimilate American trombonist/cornetist Dan Barrett on more than half of its 15 tracks.

Start Your Free Trial to Continue Reading

Become a JazzTimes member to explore our complete archive of interviews, profiles, columns, and reviews written by music's best journalists and critics.
Originally Published