Spring hasn’t yet arrived in New York, so here’s some pleasant warming: more from the Original Cornell Syncopators at the 2017 San Diego Jazz Fest, hot performances of rare music.
These Bright Sparks — college students of 20 and 21, intelligent and enthusiastic — play a kind of hot jazz that’s rarely heard these days. And they play it with love. They’re the Original Cornell Syncopators, led by multi-instrumentalist Colin Hancock. This is their five-piece incarnation, with Colin on cornet and vocal, Hannah Krall on clarinet and saxophones, Rishi Verma on trombone, Amit Mizrahi on piano, and Noah Li on drums.
If you didn’t catch them at San Diego, here is the second set I recorded, on the 26th, with Katie Cavera sitting in. And this post also has information about how you can purchase their debut CD, WILD JAZZ.
But to the hot music of November 24:
Colin introduces the band, humorously:
STEADY ROLL BLUES:
FRANKIE AND JOHNNIE BLUES:
SHAVE ‘EM DRY BLUES:
THAT SWEET SOMETHING, DEAR:
Hot times and good sounds. I don’t think the OCS has a regular gig schedule for the moment (Colin is off studying in Italy) but I look forward to reunions, merchandise, fan clubs in major cities, the PBS documentary, and more.
NEWS FLASH! This just in from Hannah Krall: “As to the current activities of the Original Cornell Syncopators, we are preparing for a performance at Cornell and a clinic with Wynton Marsalis at the end of the month.” Great news for sure.
May your happiness increase!