Their brief press release says it all:
PRESENTING THE FAMOUS “VITALITY THREE” JAZZ BAND of London
SPECIALIST PERFORMERS OF ORIGINAL HOT STOMPS.
Featuring internationally-renowned Syncopators:
Mr. DAVID HORNIBLOW : Clarinet
Mr. ANDREW OLIVER : Pianoforte
Mr. NICHOLAS D. BALL : Drums & Washboard
A spinoff project from London’s famous Vitality Five jazzband, the Vitality Three is an all-star trio dedicated to performing and recording authentic 1920s trio jazz. Specialising in the kind of blistering ‘hot stomps’ inspired by the records of Jelly Roll Morton, Omer Simeon, Johnny Dodds and others, the Three include sensational virtuosi from the USA and UK.
RAGS! BLUES! STRUTS! TROTS! 100% PEP GUARANTEED.
“Guaranteed?” you say. I have proof, three performances created in December 2015 at the charmingly-named London room JAM IN A JAR:
WILD CAT BLUES:
SMILIN’ THE BLUES AWAY:
My Pep levels have risen dramatically.
About The Vitality Five: I apologize for not knowing the names of the two additional members — on bass saxophone and guitar / banjo — but you can hear samples of the quintet here.
I await the CD, the DVD, the world tour. Lecture-demonstrations and foundation support. Vitality 3 and 5 sleepwear. Pinback buttons and stuffed toys. Vitality gum and mints in special tins. Vitality 3 and 5 comic books where these noble artists combat the great enemies Inertia and Dullness.
May your happiness increase!