“Chicago style” is such a misnomer, because only a handful of musicians associated with it were born or worked in that city. But it is a particular style to cherish — with certain little conventions (flares and explosions) and marked overall by hot intensity (not expressed in volume or speed but in emotional strength).
Here are two more examples from Anita Thomas, Kim Cusack (reeds), Carl Sonny Leyland (piano), Katie Cavera (guitar), Clint Baker (bass), Hal Smith (drums) — improvising on two old favorites that deserve to be played often:
MY GAL SAL:
THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE:
Recorded by Rae Ann Berry on March 7, 2010 at Doxieland Monterey. Of course!