Our third release, with a great combination of swing, harmonized vocals, and classic jazz.
Our first recording, released in 1999. It features the title track, Rhythm Is Our Business, Stardust, as well as two numbers associated with Bix Beiderbecke - Way Down Yonder in New Orleans and Clementine (from New Orleans ) - both arranged in the style of Bix's 1927 recordings. You're Drivin' Me Crazy/Moten's Swing pays tribute to the Bennie Moten Orchestra recording of 1932, while Ain't-Cha Glad revives a wonderful but rarely heard tune by Fats Waller. This was the last recording made by the fine drummer Ed Slauson - thanks , Ed!
Our second release from 2005...a great mix of solid swingers ( Stompin' At The Savoy, Sweet's Georgia ), dixieland favorites ( Jazz Me Blues ), aerobic scat vocals ( I Got Rhythm, Sweet Sue ) and inspired zaniness ( The Music Goes 'Round and Around ). Our three tune tribute to the great composer/instrumentalist Don Redman is here as well, with two tunes he performed with the McKinney's Cotton Pickers ( Cherry and Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You ) as well How'm I Doin'(Hey-Hey) from his 1932 orchestra.
Our latest effort - it's been a long time ( 13 years! ) but it's worth the wait and we're Still Swingin'! We've put together a fun and swinging collection of Dixieland, Swing, Novelties and harmonized vocals. And there's a special tribute to our late friend and bassist Lee "Westy" Westenhofer ( I Believe In Miracles, a wonderful tune that he performed with me for many years ). I'm very proud of this project, and I hope that you'll enjoy it. Happy Listening!