Here, veteran dixieland and traditional jazz musician Bill Dillard meets up late in his long career (born in 1911 – this session from 1991) with the cream of Danish trad jazz musicians – strong stylists in their own right. The repertoire is based on a handful of recordings by Billy Bank’s Rhythm Makers, which used a rhythm section with both guitar and banjo. The music ranges from soft, lyrical ballads, to up-tempo numbers featuring Dillard’s rugged trumpet style and lyrical vocals. Bill Dillard is a master musician and also a showman – his trumpet-playing is both lyrical and intense.
Bill Dillard – trumpet & vocal, Ole ”Fessor” Lindgreen – trombone, John Defferary – tenor sax & clarinet, Hans Leonardo Pedersen – alto sax, Hans Knudsen – piano, Michael Böving – banjo
Recorded June 1, 1991