Boppin’ at Esquire

COMPOSERS: Various
LABELS: Indigo
PERFORMER: Ronnie Scott (ts),John Dankworth, Jimmy Skidmore, Hank Shaw, Dennis Rose, Carlo Krahmer, Laurie Morgan
CATALOGUE NO: IGOCD 21252 ADD mono

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Taken from a mixture of live performances and informal-sounding studio dates in 1948-9, this album provides a valuable snapshot of the beginnings of bebop in the UK, featuring not only the fluent power of Scott’s tenor, but also the playing of a who’s who of contemporary British jazz: John Dankworth, Jimmy Skidmore, Hank Shaw, Dennis Rose, Carlo Krahmer, Laurie Morgan et al. CP