Up in Volly's Room

Up in Volly's Room

by Art HodesArt Hodes


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Clarinetist Volly DeFaut made a few notable recordings during the first half of the 1920s, including some with Jelly Roll Morton, and then largely dropped out of music. Fortunately, he never completely gave up playing, and his contributions to these 1972 sessions (reissued on CD) are one of the main reasons to acquire this release. While seven numbers match DeFaut with pianist Art Hodes, bassist Truck Parham and drummer Barrett Deems, there are also four Hodes-Parham duets and versions of "Ja Da" and "Panama Rag" that add trumpeter Nappy Trottier and trombonist George Brunies to the full group. Hodes, who is really rollicking on the more uptempo material, adds a strong blues sensibility to each of the songs. Among the many highlights of the delightful set (mostly comprised of Dixieland standards) are "St. Louis Blues," "Struttin' With Some Barbeque," "After You've Gone" and "Volly's Room."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/1993
Label: Delmark
UPC: 0038153021726
catalogNumber: 217
Rank: 139442

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Art Hodes   Primary Artist,Piano
Georg Brunis   Trombone
Barrett Deems   Drums
Truck Parham   Bass
Nappy Trottier   Trumpet
Voltaire de Faut   Clarinet

Technical Credits

Art Kassel   Composer
New Orleans Rhythm Kings   Composer
Louis Armstrong   Composer
Vic Berton   Composer
Stu Black   Engineer
Lil Hardin   Composer
Robert G. Koester   Producer,Liner Notes
Don Raye   Composer
Mel Stitzel   Composer
Bob Carlton   Composer
William Tyers   Composer
Ciurej   Cover Design
Jennifer Dirkes   Producer
Ferentz   Cover Design
Melville Stitzel   Composer
Lil Hardin Armstrong   Composer

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