Music: New Pop Records, Jan. 5, 1953

Bunk Johnson (Columbia LP). The last professional engagement played by the late New Orleans trumpeter, who once showed some hot licks to a kid cor-nettist named Louis Armstrong. With six longtime jazzmen of Bunk's own choosing, he plays a free & easy program of twelve tunes, e.g., Chloe, Some of These Days, Out of Nowhere, in his simple but highly polished style. There are a few quaint runs and riffs straight out of turn-of-the-century New Orleans, but every number has the glow of on-the-spot invention.

From Barrelhouse to Bop (John Mehegan, piano; Perspective...

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