Although not considered a great technician, Condon was a great section man, a guitarist who provided a solid rhythmic root. More than that, he was an organizer who sponsored and influenced innumerable musicians. These eight CDs feature groups led by players associated with Eddie Condon. Although Condon only performs on a handful of the tracks, his spirit is pervasive, and the collection is unified not only by style but also by something more ethereal as well.
As is common with the Mosaic box sets, there is a commitment to quality recording that often begins with long-forgotten original masters. The 24-page oversized booklet, with a scholarly essay by Richard M. Sudhalter and detailed discographical information, is up to par for the label. As for the music, it is first-rate of the genre -- hard-swinging, melodic, freewheeling Dixie, updated somewhat to mid-20th century standards, with cream-of-the-crop soloists.Recorded originally on 78s, 45s, and 10" and 12" LPs, the list of groups on these full-length CDs is staggering in breadth and quality. From Bud Freeman & His Famous Chicagoans to The Rampart Street Paraders to Lee Wiley with Bobby Hackett, there is a wealth of extraordinary music, a feast that continually satisfies.
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