(1992) Up In Volly's Room

Art Hodes

... read moreClarinetist 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...

58′:47″ 13 Songs

1
Art Hodes
St. Louis Blues
5:41
2
Art Hodes
You Gotta Gimme Some
3:17
3
Art Hodes
Struttin' With Some Barbecue
2:54
4
Art Hodes
Tin Roof Blues
3:54
5
Art Hodes
After You've Gone
3:47
6
Art Hodes
Jackass Blues
4:44
7
Art Hodes
Basin Street Blues
4:04
8
Art Hodes
Volly's Room
3:26
9
Art Hodes
I Know That You Know
2:15
10
Art Hodes
Sobbin Blues
4:07
11
Art Hodes
Ode To Louis Armstrong
12:05
12
Art Hodes
Ja Da
4:57
13
Art Hodes
Panama Rag
3:36
Released 01 January 1992, ℗ Delmark Records

Review

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." ~ Scott Yanow