CHICAGO RHYTHMS: MICHAEL McQUAID and his LATE HOUR BOYS (October 31, 2015)

01 Michael Mc Quaid and his Late Hour Boys

Michael McQuaid, alto saxophone, clarinet; Mauro Porro, trumpet, clarinet, tenor saxophone, piano; Spats Langham, banjo, vocal; Nick Ward, drums, Joep Lumey, string bass.  Recorded on October 31, 2015 at the Classic Jazz Concert Club in Sassenheim, Holland.

Spats, Michael, Mauro in Holland 2015

Spats, Michael, Mauro in Holland 2015

EVERY EVENING (with a vocal by Spats and a wonderful alto solo):

A rollicking LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART, with the rarely-heard verse and thrilling drumming from Nick Ward, as always:

TRAV’LIN ALL ALONE — sung poignantly by Spats:

A searing CHICAGO RHYTHM, a performance full of surprises:

I write this in January 2016 with temperatures properly wintry and a much-publicized blizzard announced: were I to play this music loudly through my open windows, it would turn bleak cold into balmy April: salutary global warming through expert heartfelt hot jazz.

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May your happiness increase!

4 responses to “CHICAGO RHYTHMS: MICHAEL McQUAID and his LATE HOUR BOYS (October 31, 2015)

  1. Don "Zoot" Conner

    Wow, what a swinging group;not a wasted chord to be heard.I must admit to thinking of Billie and Pres while digging “Travelin,”but that’s to be expected.Spats is one of a kind.Thanks for bringing these clips to your many listeners,Michael.

  2. Don "Zoot" Conner

    On 4th listening of “Chicago Rhythm” I’m convinced that this fine group could make “The old rugged cross” swing.Bravo!

  3. You can’t get it better in Modern Times. Classic Jazz at it’s very best, with musicians from Australia and Europe. I am happy to meet and hear these wonderful chaps in Newcastle upon Tyne once a year, at Mike Durham’s Classic jazz Party, which I once described as The “Mecca” Of Traditional Jazz. There I, of course, also meet Michael, who has filmed/recorded this great set of Hot Jazz. Thanks Michael!
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  4. Dear Trygve, I second your emotions! But I can’t take credit for videoing this set — it’s from the Classic Jazz Concert Club in Sassenheim, and they have their own lucky persons with cameras. Be well, Michael

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