on 1 July 2014
I only recently discovered Bill Allred - on a track with Roy Williams (a two trombone blues) and was very pleasantly surprised. His trombone playing is excellent and he certainly held his own against the superb Williams. As a result I bought this CD which features his own band (from USA) at a jazz festival held in Birmingham in the late 90s. I was not disappointed. This is, without doubt, a tightly knit swinging band somewhat in the style of Alex Welsh when the Welsh band really let their hair down. If you love good swinging jazz with boisterous solos you will love this.