Brick Fleagle, "Pastiche" 1945

The November 24, 1945 issue of Billboard described the just-released transcriptions of Brick Fleagle as "sides solely for the jazz fanatics, particularly those who like to be confused with something pre-sold as being different."  Ouch.  I like this piece by the guitarist/composer/arranger/ Fleagle and his "rehearsal band."  I like the snakey lines of the trombone, the raggedy tenor and clarinet solos, the chromatic lines in the ensemble section, and the little minor key button at the end.  That same Billboard review described this track as "a classical mood piece that sounds more like Duke Ellington with a hangover."  Works for me.


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