It wins you at a glance.
Where? The Savoy Ballroom, of course. The Home of Happy Feet in Harlem stopped being a Swing mecca in 1958, but its spirit remains.
That spirit was very much in evidence at this year’s Atlanta Jazz Party, and on April 18, 2015, Rebecca Kilgore and a wonderful small band brought it even more sharply into focus with a performance of Edgar Sampson’s STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY. Her Stompers were Dan Barrett, trombone; Johnny Varro, piano; Wayne Wilkinson, guitar; Nicki Parrott, string bass; Danny Coots, drums. (Does that closing riff owe its existence to Coleman Hawkins and Roy Eldridge?)
You don’t need a ballroom with these wonderful musicians.
May your happiness increase!