Eric Seddon's Hot Club is excited to be returning to the EARLYJAS Society at the British American Club in Twinsburg this Sunday from 2-5pm. Last fall we presented a memorial concert dedicated to the original compositions of the great English Trad Jazz clarinetist, Acker Bilk, which was met with considerable enthusiasm, and encouraged us to pursue similarly themed concerts.
This Sunday we'll continue our series exploring jazz history with a unique program comprised almost exclusively of numbers recorded by Jimmie Noone's Apex Club Orchestra of the 1920s. Noone's Apex Club Orchestra was pivotal in the history of jazz, introducing a chamber jazz approach focused on improvisational counterpoint and clarity, blazing the way for the likes of Benny Goodman (who was profoundly influenced by Noone's playing), Artie Shaw, Nat King Cole, and countless others.
Noone's unparalleled virtuosity was coupled with a mellowness of tone and depth of phrasing rarely approached in jazz history: we're grateful for this opportunity to showcase his remarkable art.
Eric Seddon * clarinet John Richmond * saxophone, clarinet Jim Davis * cornet George Foley * piano Gene Epstein * upright bass Bill Fuller * drums
C'mon down to Christopher's Pub this evening, enjoy some food, drink and camaraderie, while listening to a preview of our upcoming British American Club show dedicated to the music of Jimmie Noone's legendary Apex Club Orchestra! We'll be rehearsing some numbers not often heard since the roaring '20s, speakeasy style--with the added benefit that, in 2016 at Christopher's, it's all legal!