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by Lance Liddle
Album review: Scott Silbert Big Band – Jump Children
Silbert, a former member of the United States Navy Band, has assembled a swinging crew that recreates those days at ballrooms such as the Savoy, Palomar, Roseland or maybe even a dancehall near you. The difference is that the musicians here have picked up from the past masters and brought it into the present without resorting to elements of fusion, hip-hop or whatever is being passed off as jazz these days.It swings, it has four beats to the bar and if you ain’t dancing around the room – Jack you’re dead!