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'Solid Gassuh' The Fat Babies

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Mar 29, 2017 Updated Apr 5, 2017

New music with an old flair: an album by Chicago band The Fat Babies - inspired by the early jazz composers.

Featured on ABC Jazz this week is a new record from the Chicago-based ensemble The Fat Babies. The group draw their influences from some of the early icons of jazz, adding their own modern touch. It's called Solid Gassuh, a phrase once used by Louis Armstrong to denote high praise.

The band includes John Donatowicz on banjo and guitars, Beau Sample on bass, Andy Schumm on cornet, Alex Hall on drums, Paul Asaro on piano, Dave Bock on trombone plus John Otto and Jonathan Doyle on reeds.

Tracks in this feature

1. 'Doctor Blues'
2. 'After A While'
3. 'Feelin' Good'
4. 'Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?'
5. 'Original Charleston Strut'
6. 'Pencil Papa'
7. 'I Miss a Little Miss'
8. 'Parkway Stomp'
9. 'You Were Only Passing Time with Me'
10. 'Alabamy Bound'
11. 'Slow River'
12. 'Delirium'
13. 'Egyptian Ella'
14. 'Sing Song Girl'
15. 'Maple Leaf Rag'

CD: Solid Gassuh by The Fat Babies (Delmark Records ‎DE257); feature album preview available for 1 month after initial broadcast.
Image: The Fat Babies' Website


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