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Jim Galloway: Echoes of Swing

For a real change of pace, we turn to Toronto resident Jim Galloway’s Echoes of Swing (Cornerstone). Galloway plays a somewhat Johnny Hodges-inspired curved soprano saxophone on all tracks except the two on which he switches to baritone. His six-piece ensemble, with trumpet and trombone sharing the front line, serves as a small swing band for the most part, although it functions as a Dixieland group in a few spots. The group’s repertoire reflects its orientation and includes such popular swing-era items as “Runnin’ Wild,” “Christopher Columbus,” and “Sugar,” along with a Fats Waller tune, two Ellington songs, and others from the period.

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