ANDY AND HIS GANG (Racine Bix Tribute, March 2009)

Thanks to Thorbye Flemming (www.thorbye.net) — our Danish hot-jazz benefactor — for posting these jubilant performances on YouTube — featuring cornetist and youthful icon Andy Schumm leaping into solos, his sidekick Dave Bock on trombone, John  Otto on alto sax and clarinet, Leah Bezin on banjo, Striding Paul Asaro on the piano (he’s bathed in an otherworldly blue light, but it doesn’t get in the way of his Waller-Morton-James P. capers), Vince Giordano, rocking the band on his aluminum string bass, and Josh Duffee on drums.  Neither IDOLIZING nor BABY FACE is a sophisticated tune, but their wide-open spaces bring out the best in the Bixians.

2 responses to “ANDY AND HIS GANG (Racine Bix Tribute, March 2009)

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  2. Thank God for Flemming, and his superior filming equipment! Now people can get a better idea of the sound of this band! (And my memories of how they great they were, don’t seem quite so much of a dream, anymore 🙂 )

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