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Just Gone - Peruna Jazzmen 1988
This is Peruna’s rendition of the first tune recorded by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band shortly after Louis Armstrong had come from New Orleans to join the band which recorded a total of 9 tunes on that day April 6, 1923 in the Gennett studio in Richmond, Indiana. This primitive studio was built right next to a railroad track. Can one imagine that all recording activity frequently had to cease as boxcars would rumble by? The tunes were recorded in front of an accoustic horn onto wax masters. The preparation of the wax discs was a very precious operation and it must have been quite a feat at that time to eventually get some 9 different tracks on the wax discs in one day. All these 9 tracks have become early jazz classics and have been recorded through the years by many very good revival bands.
One of the very best of these revival bands is trombonist Arne Hoejberg’s Peruna Jazzmen from Denmark. The band has been specializing in the music of the early jazz masters such as King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Clarence Williams and Sidney Bechet among others. Since its start in 1959 more than 300 tunes are part of their repertoire. This clip was recorded in 1988 somewhere in the middle of their career and today, in 2007, all the same musicians are still in the band.
Michael Zuschlag 1st cornet since 1973, Peter Aller 2nd cornet since 1960, Claus Forchhammer clarinet since 1960, Arne Hoejberg trombone since 1959, Annette Strauss piano since 1974, John Neess banjo since 1975, Mil Schack washboard since 1974 and Lea Hechmann sousaphone since 1960.