ANDY SCHUMM AND HIS FLATLAND GANG
Down In Gallion / The Swing Rivermont 592 (10-inch microgroove 78 rpm)
Andy Schumm is a remarkable cornestist rooted in the jazz traditions of the 1920s. Based in Wisconsin, he has performed throughout the United States and abroad with bands such as the West End Jazz Band, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, Jim Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band, and the Archipelago Project. With his Flatlang Gang, Schumm revives obscure but deserving jazz tunes of the '20s. For this freshly-recorded 78 rpm disc, the band plays "Down In Gallion" (originally recorded by John Williams' Synco Jazzers in 1927) and "The Swing" (based on the recording by Johnny De Droit's New Orleans Orchestra in 1924).
In addition to Andy Schumm on cornet, the band for this record consists of John Otto, clarinet and alto saxophone; Frank Gualtieri, trombone; Jason Goldsmith, tenor saxophone; David Boeddinghaus, piano; Jim Barrett, banjo; Dave Bock, tuba; and Josh Duffee, drums. Both sides were recorded direct to two-track stereo with no editing in Racine, Wisconsin, 12 March 2011. The sleeve art was designed by Joe Busam.
NOTE: This 10-inch audiophile-grade vinyl record was mastered and pressed in the Netherlands using DMM (Direct Metal Mastering) technology for superb audio fidelity. It is a stereo microgroove record intended for use on turntables equipped with light-weight pickups and is not suitable for use with antique wind-up phonographs.
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Down In Gallion
Credits: Recording engineer: Bryan Wright / Cover design: Joe Busam / Musicians: Andy Schumm, cornet; John Otto, clarinet and alto saxophone; Frank Gualtieri, trombone; Jason Goldsmith, tenor saxophone; David Boeddinghaus, piano; Jim Barrett, banjo; Dave Bock, tuba; Josh Duffee, drums