Here’s another helping of spicy gumbo from the Grand Dominion Jazz Band: Bob Pelland, leader, piano; Clint Baker, trumpet, vocal; Jim Armstrong, trombone; Gerry Green, reeds; Bill Dixon, banjo; guest Marty Eggers, bass; Jeff Hamilton, drums.
Brought to you thanks to Paul Daspit, who combines organization, swing, and a sense of humor, and “SFRaeAnn,” Rae Ann Berry, who couldn’t be any deeper in the music without sitting in: visit her up-to-date list of hot jazz gigs in the area on www.sfraeann.com and her YouTube channel here.
I like a band what takes its time! Here’s Ma Rainey’s JELLY BEAN BLUES with that deep gutty Twenties flavor:
Then, a stomping MY LITTLE GIRL with a vocal by Clint (a song new to me but surely not to the scholars in the JAZZ LIVES audience?) and a fine solo by guest Marty Eggers:
And another “new” song, BRIGHT STAR BLUES, which builds up a serious head of steam:
Hot music and unusual tunes — a fine combination platter!