I’ve posted a good deal by this very satisfying band: Kris Tokarski, piano; Andy Schumm, cornet and clarinet; Hal Smith, drums, here, here, here — and a few other posts. You could search them out without too much fuss.
Because to me this music is very lively, spicy, and energizing, here are a few more gratifying performances from their evening gig in New Orleans’ Snug Harbor (during the last Steamboat Stomp) on September 25, 2016.
Very mellow, very groovy, SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY:
Is there a causal link — that she was once FUNNY THAT WAY and now she’s NOBODY’S SWEETHEART? Calling all psychotherapists and cultural critics:
Even though it’s a warm August, chiles are good for you, so HERE COMES THE HOT TAMALE MAN:
The title of this Irving Berlin classic causes great merriment in the balcony, A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE A MELODY:
Albert Wynn’s 1928 ecstasy, PARKWAY STOMP:
FORTY AND TIGHT (“Use your imagination,” says Kris.):
And the rallying call for this magnificent trio, STOMP OFF, LET’S GO:
Restorative, curative, no prescription needed: “Apply Hot Classicism to the inflamed area and the afflicted soul. Repeat as desired.”
May your happiness increase!