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Swinging to a different beat
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Trumpet player Phil Norris shows his stuff with the Zoot Suit Revue at Nicholby's in Ventura.
The band, below from left, Norris, Richard Tyznick, Irby Gascon, Ivan Knight, Ed Maxwell and Frank Browne.

 

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Zoot Suit
Revue
group
breathes
new life
into old favorites.

Story by Paula Pisani
Photos by Carlos Jon Chavez

Their aim is to tweak swing: The six members of Zoot Suit Revue don't bill themselves as another band that's jumped -- or jived or wailed -- on the swing band wagon.

With the swing revival approaching the new millennium, the band wants to own it's own sound, and if that means being more dance-oriented, modern, alternative or

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