Yes! Even more from one of the most gratifying jazz bands — and working bands — on the planet. THE FAT BABIES can offer electrifying transcriptions of recordings both familiar and obscure, but they can wonderfully “go for themselves” in convincing solos and hot ensemble playing. In the videos below, you’ll hear idiomatic and swinging evocations of Benny Carter, Joe Robichaux, Jelly Roll Morton, Andy Kirk, Jabbo Smith, and Bing Crosby (is that Nat W. Finston and the Paramount Orchestra I hear in the hills?) — beautifully done with no museum archaisms or modern “innovations.” Just good fun — created by Beau Sample, string bass and leader; Alex Hall, drums; Jake Sanders, guitar and banjo; Paul Asaro, piano and an ANIMULE vocal; Jonathan Doyle, John Otto, saxophones; Dave Bock, trombone; Andy Schumm, cornet.
I’ve posted a goodly number of Fat Babies videos from the Evergreen Jazz Festival here, here, here, and here — so no one can go to the larder and find it bare of salutary Fat. But my videos (I’m proud of them) are nothing compared to the experience of hearing and seeing this band live, so the message should be clear.
THE ANIMULE DANCE:
KING KONG STOMP:
May your happiness increase!