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Georgie Auld 

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According to the New York reviews, tenor saxophonist Georgie Auld--whose name's as guaranteed to ring bells with your parents as it is to leave you in the dark--still sounds fine. There were certainly no complaints a decade ago, when he supplied the music behind Robert De Niro's fingers in New York, New York; before that, Auld led his own bands, played in the best of the rest (Goodman, as in Benny, and Shaw, as in Artie), ran a nightclub, tried a little acting--and hell, he's not even 70. One of the Swing Era's class acts, Auld's sound was brawny but smoothly expressive, and you'd be hard pressed to name many better logicians behind a reed. He's been away from Chicago for a while--this is his first local appearance in over 40 years. Tonight through Sunday, Joe Segal's Jazz Showcase, Blackstone Hotel, 636 S. Michigan; 427-4300.

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): photo/B. Thomson.

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