Here’s a masterful swing session recorded on March 2, 2013, at Dixieland Monterey / Jazz Bash by the Bay, featuring Allan Vache, clarinet; John Sheridan, piano (and leader for this set); John Cocuzzi, vibraphone / vocal; Paul Keller, string bass; Ed Metz, drums.
Characteristically, they draw inspiration from the best sources: Goodman, Ellington, Ray Noble, Lunceford, Charlie Christian, jazz and pop classics from the Swing Era and earlier — for leisurely yet intense performances solidly based on smooth rhythmic propulsion and logical melodic improvisations. For this set, John Sheridan was appointed leader: a role he takes to modestly yet with style — like his approach to the piano. You’ll also have the pleasure of a few of John Cocuzzi’s slyly irresistible vocals, Allan Vache’s fluid clarinet playing, and superb rhythmic playing from Paul Keller and Ed Metz.
IN A MELLOTONE:
YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO:
I MAY BE WRONG:
SEVEN COME ELEVEN:
THE TOUCH OF YOUR LIPS:
EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY:
May your happiness increase!