“THE HOME OF SWEET ROMANCE”: REBECCA KILGORE, DAN BARRETT, JOHNNY VARRO, WAYNE WILKINSON, NICKI PARROTT, DANNY COOTS at the ATLANTA JAZZ PARTY (April 18, 2015)

SAVOY

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!

3 responses to ““THE HOME OF SWEET ROMANCE”: REBECCA KILGORE, DAN BARRETT, JOHNNY VARRO, WAYNE WILKINSON, NICKI PARROTT, DANNY COOTS at the ATLANTA JAZZ PARTY (April 18, 2015)

  1. Don "Zoot" Conner

    Love Ms. Kilgore and the group wail.As for the closing riff
    ,Im not sure who originated it,but I’ve heard it played by many artist’s,sort of like version of Lester’s closing riff on SOMEBODY’LOVES ME,taken from MY SWEETIE WENT AWAY.
    l.

  2. What a fantastic group of musicians! Add Rebecca Kilgore, and what more can you ask. This was wonderful, Thank you NM

  3. Hi Michael!
    I read your posts daily and never thank you enough for the endearing thoughts and music you share! I enjoyed the fabulous Rebecca Kilgore with Danny Coots and other amazing musicians in San Deigo. Thanks for introducing her incredible music to me.
    Chord-i-ally yours,
    Barbara

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