This one’s for Nancie Beaven, one of this blog’s most ardent readers, currently ensconced in Connecticut.  Nancie is a  great admirer of the Hot Antic Jazz Band and of its cornetist, Michel Bastide.  Several times during the 2010 Whitley Bay International Jazz Festival, I had ample opportunity to see why. 

The HAJB also sported Bernard Antherieu, clarinet; Philippe Raspail, saxophone; Martin Seck, piano; Christian Lefevre, brass bass; Philippe Guignier, banjo.  (The regular banjoist is Jean-Pierre Dubois but that week-end was attending his daughter’s wedding.  I apologize to all the musicians I omitted, mis-identified, or mis-named: it took the help of several people (Bill Lowden and JC from Les Rois de Fox-Trot) to get me this close to accuracy.  

A lovely melody by a composer new to me, called HOW STRANGE:  

SUNDAY, in honor of Bix, the Jean Goldkette band, and even the Keller Sisters and (their brother) Lynch:

CHICAGO RHYTHM, suggesting not only a time and place, but also Jimmie Noone in his heyday:

Finally, an enthusiastic solo piano reading of THE PEARLS, by “Jelly Roll Martin”:

Some band!

4 responses to “THE HOT ANTIC JAZZ BAND at WHITLEY BAY (July 9, 2010)

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  2. This is one great jazzband! They do it all…and very well. I wish I had them on my label.

  3. Bill Lowden (Jazzbobill)

    Hi Michael, what a great collection of tunes by one of my favourite bands. I enjoyed your coverage last year at Whitley Bay, so I hope you managed to get more this year. What would we jazz lovers do, if it were not for guys like you out there taking videos. Keep up the good work. It is appreciated.

  4. peterconnie.muller

    benny waters-great-great

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