Wonder of wonders (continue) with the Miracle Boys of Hot, The Fat Babies, at their July 29, 2016. Even the elk were swinging. They are (of course) Alex Hall, drums; Beau Sample, string bass; Paul Asaro, piano / vocal; Jake Sanders, guitar / banjo; Jonathan Doyle, John Otto, reeds; Dave Bock, trombone; Andy Schumm, cornet, clarinet, arrangements.
MANDY, MAKE UP YOUR MIND:
PLEASURE MAD (later known as VIPER MAD, by Sidney “Bash-shay” in any case:
HE MAY BE YOUR MAN (BUT HE COMES TO SEE ME SOMETIMES):
and a quick but satisfying set-closer, MAPLE LEAF RAG, Charles LaVere 1935 style:
So hot it’s delightful. And another whole Evergreen set to come.
And . . . the Babies have three CDs out on the Delmark label: CHICAGO HOT, 18th and RACINE, and the new Baby, SOLID GASSUH, as well as two featuring Paul Asaro on Rivermont, WHAT A HEAVENLY DREAM (devoted to Fats) and SWEET JAZZ MUSIC (for Jelly). Lay in a supply. They say it’s going to be a cold cold winter.
May your happiness increase!