A hot band is good to find. And this splendid evocation of romping big band jazz is a special treat — led by pianist / scholar Keith Nichols at the 2012 Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party on October 28, 2012, it evokes King Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators, a particular favorite of the guiding genius of the Classic Jazz Party, Mike Durham.
Alongside Keith, there are Duke Heitger (trumpet, vocal), Andy Schumm (cornet); Kristoffer Kompen (trombone); Gavin Lee, Matthias Seuffert, Rene Hagmann, reeds, with a guest appearance from Norman Field; Martin Wheatley (banjo); Phil Rutherford (brass bass), Josh Duffee (drums).
DEEP HENDERSON (the reference in the title is to a river, not to Fletcher or Horace):
SNAG IT (with vocal refrain by Mr. Heitger):
SOMEDAY SWEETHEART (with a guest appearance by Mr. Field as Mr. Dodds):
WANG WANG BLUES:
SUGAR FOOT STOMP:
SHAKE IT AND BREAK IT:
For Mister Mike. And, as always, tickets are on sale to the 2013 Party, the garden of delights, here.
May your happiness increase.