One of the niccest moments at the 2012 Whitley Bay Classic Jazz Party was being able to finally meet the generous jazz scholar Emrah Erken (you may know him as Atticus70 on YouTube).
Emrah is one of those enlightened souls who not only loves the music but wants to share it with all of us. Not only is he a delightful person, he’s also a fine cinematgorapher — all of the videos below were created with his iPhone5 (and are best viewed in 1080). I’m thrilled to have such a gifted brother with a video camera! You’ll love the results.
The band Emrah captured was drummer / leader Josh Duffee’s TRUMBOLOGY — a logical and heartfelt tribute to Frank Trumbauer and his colleagues. The award-winning 2012 creators are Andy Schumm, cornet; Kristoffer Kompen, trombone; Norman Field, Michael McQuaid, Stéphane Gillot, Mathias Seuffert, saxes, reeds; Keith Nichols, piano; Frans Sjostrom, bass saxophone; Martin Wheatley, guitar / banjo; Josh Duffee, leader, drums, with a guest appearance by Emma Fisk, violin. Recorded on October 28, 2012.
CRYIN’ ALL DAY:
‘WAY DOWN YONDER IN NEW ORLEANS:
CHOO CHOO (the soundtrack for a futuristic Thirties cartoon)
TURN ON THE HEAT (with a lovely wooing vocal by Spats Langham after Norman Field’s wonderful C-melody chorus):
I’M COMIN’ VIRGINIA:
THREE BLIND MICE:
SINGIN’ THE BLUES:
WRINGIN’ AND TWISTIN’ (performed by Andy, piano / cornet; Michael, C-melody, Martin, guitar):
CLARINET MARMALADE (listen for Matthias in the first chorus and later):
Well-played, gents! And well-captured, Emrah! Thanks also to Mike and Patti Durham for making such good music (in such welcoming circumstances) possible year after year. Don’t miss out on the 2013 delights: click jazzfest.
May your happiness increase.