Delmark DE 257 (2016)
18th & Racine (Delmark 255) was the name of the previous Fat Babies album and it’s also the location of Honky Tonk BBQ where they play Sundays and recorded this new album, after-hours. The JazzTimes review of 18th said “The young, Chicago septet is steeped in the music’s earliest moments, performing 1920’s jazz not only faithfully but perfectly in every way. The interlocking lines, the dazzling piano runs, the cornet blasts and clarinet squiggles and lockstep banjo-it all feels so exciting, so immediate. The Fat Babies are stuck in the past, and hopefully they won’t get out.”
Solid Gassuh features 15 songs including “Doctor Blues”, “Alabamy Bound”, “Delirium”, “Egyptian Ella”, “Pencil Papa” and “China Girl”.