RED HOT! THE FAT BABIES at the SAN DIEGO JAZZ FEST (Nov. 28, 2014)

Authentic Mexican food, hot Chicago Twenties jazz, the warmth of the San Diego Jazz Fest . . . what more could anyone want?

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Here’s just a taste.  The Fat Babies take on the Doc Cooke / Freddie Keppard classic at the San Diego Jazz Fest (Nov. 28, 2014): they are Beau Sample, string bass; Alex Hall, drums; Paul Asaro, piano; Jake Sanders, guitar / banjo; Dave Bock, trombone; John Otto, Jonathan Doyle, reeds; Andy Schumm, cornet.

And that tamale is filled with good things: idiomatic but loose ensemble playing, hot horn solos, bass-drum accents, stride piano, Charleston rhythms, ensemble shouts . . . a very satisfying plateful:

More to come.  And should the Fat Babies be new to you, look for their two Delmark CDs, CHICAGO HOT and 18th AND RACINE — each a delight.

May your happiness increase! 

5 responses to “RED HOT! THE FAT BABIES at the SAN DIEGO JAZZ FEST (Nov. 28, 2014)

  1. …and hot they are!! Paul Asaro is better than ever,,if that’s possible.
    A great and welcome post NM,,as all of your videos are.

  2. Hot to Trot & Hotter than Hades, all of that – even Hot Stuff, as the Pointer Sisters sang!!

  3. OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you for posting this, Brother Michael!

  4. Trygve Hernæs

    Great hot jazz. Schumm is executing Keppard with brilliance, and Asaro is one of the best in the business.

  5. Good to see a new young band on the scene. Heard Paul Asaro at Keswick Jazz Festival in England.

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