Kid Thomas & His Algiers Stompers


New Orleans: The Living Legends

  • Release Date: 24 Jul 1994
  • OJCCD-1845-2

This is the earlier of two albums trumpeter “Kid” Thomas Valentine recorded for Riverside’s 1961 series featuring surviving New Orleans masters (the other, with Albert Burbank in the clarinet chair, is on OJCCD-1833-2). Featured on clarinet here is Emile Barnes, who together with the leader formed the longest-standing trumpet-clarinet tandem in the Crescent City. Their raw, soulful sounds and hand-in-glove phrasing grace a program filled with classic traditional material and… MORE