(1996) Props For Pops

Leroy Jones

... read moreLeroy Jones is a fine New Orleans trumpeter based in trad jazz but open to the influence of bop. His clipped phrases give him a distinctive sound, and his vocals are spirited. On this CD, he pays homage to Louis Armstrong by playing several songs associated with "Satch," along with a few of his own...

01:01′:49″ 14 Songs

1
Leroy Jones
Props For Pops
4:16
2
Leroy Jones
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
5:08
3
Leroy Jones
West End Blues
3:10
4
Leroy Jones
Someday You'll Be Sorry
3:54
5
Leroy Jones
When It's Sleepy Time Down South
4:34
6
Leroy Jones
Jeepers Creepers
4:50
7
Leroy Jones
You Must Not Be Hearin' Straight
4:42
8
Leroy Jones
The Preacher
4:26
9
Leroy Jones
Ain't Misbehavin'
4:11
10
Leroy Jones
Baby Won't You Please Come Home
5:45
11
Leroy Jones
What A Wonderful World
4:54
12
Leroy Jones
Beale Street Blues
5:08
13
Leroy Jones
Louie's Lamentation
2:39
14
Leroy Jones
Armstrong Parade
4:12
Released 07 January 1996, ℗ 1996 Sony Music Entertainment

Review

Leroy Jones is a fine New Orleans trumpeter based in trad jazz but open to the influence of bop. His clipped phrases give him a distinctive sound, and his vocals are spirited. On this CD, he pays homage to Louis Armstrong by playing several songs associated with "Satch," along with a few of his own original tributes. Teamed up with trombonist Craig Klein and a couple of rhythm sections (including pianist Harry Connick Jr. on two tracks), Jones is in fine form on such numbers as "Struttin' With Some Barbecue," "Jeepers Creepers," and "Ain't Misbehavin'," sometimes re-creating Armstrong's solos and vocals note-for-note, and at other times putting in some of his own ideas. A good-humored and successful tribute. ~ Scott Yanow