HOT CLASSICISM is the name adopted by Kris Tokarski, piano; Andy Schumm, cornet and clarinet; Hal Smith, drums. I am proud to know them and happy to hear them. This is the second part of their set on the Steamboat Natchez during the 2016 Steamboat Stomp; here is the first.
What follows is another lively tour of all the shadings of hot, inspired by the heroes of Chicago, New Orleans, New York, and elsewhere — precision without stuffiness, eagerness without chaos. The repertoire is classic but not exhausted, and the performances are vibrant.
NOBODY’S SWEETHEART NOW:
MY GAL SAL:
TOM CAT BLUES (a duet for Andy and Kris):
STOMP OFF, LET’S GO!:
Wonderful cohesive inspired music. Follow Kris, Hal, and Andy on Facebook to track down their next gigs.
May your happiness increase!