The ability to swing must be in the genes; it certainly is in the Vaches (beginning with their dad, bassist Warren Sr.) The older bro, Warren, puts his cornet through various formats here and shines in all of them. Swing is the key word; Warren swings in any style he chooses, and in his three new releases he chooses big band, straightahead small combo, even Dixieland. And sometimes he will explode in a flurry of bop phrasing. Spontaneity is one of his most ingratiating qualities.
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