Monday, 18 February 2013

Six City Stompers: The Formula (Stunt)

Is it really possible to develop traditional jazz? Isn’t it a contradiction? Development. Traditional. Not necessarily.

Ones again the good men from Six City Stompers are up and about and obviously they are doing more than just being a traditional jazz band.

On the other hand they ring the bell in the old-school when they play Lil Armstrong’s Struttin’ with Some Barbecue.

Not a single ear is left unaffected when you want good, old jazz as they played it in N’awlins.

Lots of brass and Peter Marrott’s trumpet shines so well polished and delicious. He is awesome!

Six City is also first class crooning from Mads Mathias. He delivers his own the Melting Pot. A song which could have fitted in on his own album Free Falling released last year.

Six City is also South American with the Hermeto Pascoal-number Santo Antonio in an arrangement by drummer Morten Ærø.

The opening track Cream is written by piano player Peter Rosendal and Mads Mathias. Rapper Nappion stops by and throw in some well greased flows.

All this splendour ends with Banjoette written by guitarist and banjo player Regin Fuhlendorf. Same tune shows some marvelous melodica from Rosendal.

In an ultra short presentation you would call them a traditional jazz band. And they are! They play both Louis Armstrong (Cornet Chop Suey) and Sweet Georgia Brown in the arrangement of Peter Rosendal.

But at the same time they are so much more than a riveting and exciting jazz orchestra.

Review: Niels Overgård. Translation: DSI Swinging Europe.

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