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Doug Haining - I Swing... Therefore I am

Doug Haining - Alto Saxophone & Clarinet
Tim Sullivan - Trumpet
John Boblett - Trombone
Rick Carlson - Piano
Kent Saunders - Guitar
Steve Pikal - Bass
Brett Forberg - Drums

Produced by Doug Haining
Recorded at Wild Sound, 2000
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Engineer: Matthew Zimmerman


I Swing... Therefore I Am
The Twin Cities Seven
01. Big Shoe (full track)
02. Taps Miller
03. Stardust
04. Discontented Blues
05. Robbin's Nest (full track)
06. I Want a Little Girl
07. Topsy
08. Black and Tan Fantasy
09. I Never Knew
10. Isn't It Romantic (full track)
11. Easy Money

Sound Samples in MP3 Format

To purchase this CD please contact Doug Haining using the links on the "Contact" page of this site. Thanks!

This album offers an ample sample of splendid, communal small-group swing in the grand tradition of Count Basie's Kansas City Seven and Duke Ellington's sideman ensembles. The recording itself is gorgeous in the old-fashioned manner, with everybody in the same room, recording the same song at the same time. Such music requires a sense of ease, command and confidence. It's gotta sound both lazy and lively, lived-in and fresh. Alto saxophonist/clarinetist Haining, along with his crack crew of Wolverines Jazz Orchestra mates and other pals, has zero trouble getting the feel of the deal. His spare, skillful three-horn arrangements very gently tweak such old warhorses as "Taps Miller" and a happily-driving "I Never Knew."

--Tom Surowicz, Minneapolis writer
(Published October 15, 2000 in The Minneapolis StarTribune, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Used by permission.)

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