Evergreen Classic Jazz Band
Early Recordings 1915-1932
Jump 12-37

Formed in Seattle, in 1985, The Evergreen Classic Jazz Band plays lesser-known music of the ‘20s and ‘30s. For this album the band goes back even further in the teens, songs just about 100 years old. The ECJB has captured the style and essence of original performances, without rote replication.Reinterpretation of material originally done by larger groups is not easy, but the ECJB gets a big sound through fresh, distinctive voicings from the front line threesome, and tight, clear execution from the rhythm section. Leader Tom Jacobus plays some fine tuba and provides most of the musical arrangements. This 1995 session yielded 17 songs including “Stomp Off, Let’s Go”, “ApexBlues”, “Ring Dem Bells” and “Stock Yards Strut”. Contains more than a full hour of foot stomping joy.


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