ECHOES IN THE WAX (© 2003) is the third CD of Dan Levinson's Roof Garden Jass Band. It contains 23 more note-for-note re-creations of the earliest jazz recordings, originally made between 1917 and 1923 by bands such as the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, the Louisiana Five, Yerkes' Novelty Five, Johnny Dunn's Original Jazz Hounds, the New Orleans Rhythm Kings, Lanin's Southern Serenaders, and Ray Miller's Black and White Melody Boys - plus seven of the nine sides recorded for Edison by the Frisco Jass Band in 1917 featuring Rudy Wiedoeft on clarinet - expertly performed by Dan Levinson (clarinet and C-melody saxophone), Jon-Erik Kellso (cornet), David Sager (trombone), Tom Roberts (piano), and Kevin Dorn (drums). The Frisco Jass Band re-creations feature Jenny Scheinman on violin and John Gill on banjo. The cover art is by renowned artist Joe Busam, and the booklet includes comprehensive liner notes by celebrated author and cornetist Richard M. Sudhalter.
1. Umbrellas to Mend
2. India (Oriental Intermezzo)
3. I've Got My Captain Working for Me Now
4. Big Fat Ma
6. Mammy o' Mine
7. Down Where the Rajas Dwell
8. All I Need is Just a Girl Like You - introducing "Oh, Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!"
9. Look At 'Em Doing It
10. Yelping Hound Blues - introducing "Foot Warmer"
11. Hawaiian Blues
12. When It's Night Time in Little Italy - introducing "O Sole Mio!"
13. Lazy Daddy
15. That Da Da Strain
17. Sensation Rag
18. Aunt Hagar's Children Blues
19. Johnson "Jass" Blues - introducing "O [Oh!]"
20. Fidgety Feet
21. Can You Tell?
22. I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
23. Canary Cottage (Medley)
released January 1, 2003
Jon-Erik Kellso – cornet
Dan Levinson – clarinet, C-melody saxophone
David Sager – trombone
Tom Roberts – piano
Kevin Dorn – drums
John Gill – banjo
Jenny Scheinman – violin
Recording Dates: June 14 and 15, 2002 (except track 15, recorded June 18, 2000)
Recording Location: Peter Karl Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Recording Engineer: Peter Karl
Mixing, Editing and Mastering: Peter Karl, Dan Levinson
Production Supervisor: Mike Cogan, Bay Records, Berkeley, CA
Photographs: Peter Karl
Front Cover Design and Art: Joe Busam, Cincinnati, OH
Liner Notes: Richard M. Sudhalter
Producer: Dan Levinson
Executive Producer: Bob Erdos
Stomp Off Records
P.O. Box 342
York, PA 17405