[Dixielandjazz] Andy Schumm and his Gang

Robert Ringwald rsr at ringwald.com
Sat Jun 12 21:17:50 PDT 2010

Roger Wade wrote:

> Here is a terrific clip of 24-year-old cornetist Andy Schumm and his  
> Gang filmed at the Tribute to Bix (Racine 2010) performing "I'm More  
> Than Satisfied".
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHQt3q0kZWg&feature=related
> There are quite a few more performances on Youtube by the same group  
> that I also recommend highly.
> Personnel:
> Andy Schumm, cornet
> John Otto, reeds
> Dave Bock, trombone (age 20)
> Mike Walbridge, tuba
> Josh Duffee, drums
> Leah Bezin, banjo/guitar
> David Boeddinghaus, piano
> This mix of veteran jazzers and talented younger players sure  
> captures the spirit of Bix and the 1920s era of danceable jazz.

I am very impressed.  Of course I am very familiar with John Otto, Dave Boeddinghaus and Mike Walbridge.  But not the others.  

Andy Schumm(What a great name) does a nice job in the Bix mode.  Haven't heard anyone play like that since Tom Pletcher.  

--Bob Ringwald

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