'Live' at the Club Hangover, San Francisco 1955
Teddy Buckner & His All Stars
Catalogue Number: ADDCD3065
San Francisco was a hotbed of ‘live’ jazz during the 1950s, and alongside the cool West Coast jazz of that decade the Dixieland revival was in full swing in the city’s clubs, nowhere more so than at Club Hangover. Every Saturday, a half-hour ‘live’ broadcast from the club went out on local radio station KCBS. This collection comprises recordings of four of these broadcasts, previously unreleased in any form, and features four of the broadcasts made by the great trumpeter Teddy Buckner, who had assembled a tight and extrovert line-up comprising William Woodman Snr. (trombone), Joe Darensbourg (clarinet, soprano saxophone), Harvey O. Brooks (piano), Arthur Edwards (bass), Jesse Sailes (drums), with an intermission piano solo by legendary pianist Joe Sullivan. These excellent quality recordings of the shows are presented unedited, complete with links by announcer Bob Guerner. It’s hugely entertaining, and a marvellous snapshot of the music of the era, and a must for enthusiasts of the genre.