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Pete Brown: Complete World Session, 1944

This was originally made for World Broadcasting in Chicago on January 16, 1944, by Milt Gabler. Unfortunately, it seems to have been a bad day for Brown, who sounds a mere caricature of himself, at least as compared with how he sounded on Frank Newton’s records of 1937 and 1939. Here, however, he is supported by another great Swing Era trumpet, Jonah Jones, who, as annotator Frank Driggs states, “plays superbly.” It’s high time Capitol came up with a judicious selection from their stock of this great musician’s recordings.

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