Andred Growald (a major player in the international HOT conspiracy) whispered in my ear about these videos, so I pass them on to you. Recorded in 2007 in Gottingen, German, they feature a combination of musicians from Holland and Germany paying tribute to clarinetist Jimmy Noone and his Apex Club Orchestra. Originally the band included Noone, Doc Poston, Earl Hines, Bud Scott — and its later incarnations added a trumpet. Their spiritual heirs are, among others, Soprano Summit.
This band — they call themselves NOON ABER RICHTING — is made up of reedmen Matthias Seuffert (clarinet, at left); Claus Jacobi ( clarinet and alto sax, right), and a first-class rhythm section of Jan-Hendrik Ehlers (piano), Peter Bayerer (banjo), Marcel van de Winckel (brass bass), Gunter Andernach (washboard).
I’ve avoided my usual lengthy exegesis because the music doesn’t need much: listen and exult!
The band’s pretty theme, SWEET LORRAINE:
Something spicy? A song also recorded by Doc Cook and his Dreamland Orchestra, featuring Freddie Keppard, HERE COMES THE HOT TAMALE MAN:
And that Vincent Youmas song celebrating simultaneous awareness, I KNOW THAT YOU KNOW (with a stompiing piano solo!):
A change of mood, but not too morose, even though the title is sad, I GOT A MISERY:
Do you have an overheated sibling? OH, SISTER, AIN’T THAT HOT?:
Another sad title, but the song is pretty lively — DEEP TROUBLE:
Mark your calendars — it’s OUR MONDAY DATE:
And (with its rollicking minor-hued verse), here’s SAN:
Extraordinary ensemble teamwork, drive, subtlety, and mastery of the idioms before and after 1928 — a pleasure to hear! And the documentary-format, with witty clips from silent films, is diverting and more. Thanks to all involved — the musicians, the filmmaker, Andre, and “santopec” for posting this.