By Chip Deffaa
Updated March 19, 1993 at 05:00 AM EST

Remarkable as it may seem, trumpeter Doc Cheatham is playing with undimmed spirit at age 88. Backed by Sammy Rimington’s New Orleans-style band, Cheatham’s joyous lyricism has never been captured better than on Live at Sweet Basil: Echoes of New Orleans. B+