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Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
Formed from the most talented deadbeats and drifters that could be rounded up, Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band is a group of raucous and rambunctious musicians that will honk, wail, blow, beat, bounce, scream and serenade their way into your hearts. This 11-piece ensemble plays an eclectic repertoire that combines the rich musical history of the circus and the vagabond peoples of Europe with the raw energy of avant-garde jazz and the irreverence and fun of today's Vaudeville for a sound that is somehow familiar yet like no other.
Violin: Johanna Bobrow
Soprano & Bass Clarinet: Eric Mumpower
Trumpet, Percussion: Tung Pham
Trombone: Sara Honeywell
Alto Saxophone, Percussion: Erik James
Tenor Saxophone, Percussion: Chuck Lechien, Jr.
Baritone Saxophone: Hector Hambides
Accordion, Percussion: Richard Tarantino
Vibraphone, Tuba, Percussion: Andrew Tucker
Upright Bass: Ry Strohm-Herman
Drums & Percussion: Grantley Smith
This album is a recording of a live performance of Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band for JazzBoston Jazz Week and the Somerville Open Studios third annual Music Fest on May 4, 2008. It was produced by Randy Winchester for ARTSomerville. CD quality FLAC files of this recording are available from http://www.archive.org/details/EmperorNortonsStationaryMarchingBandatTheNave
ARTSomerville (ARTS) is a volunteer arts organization based in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, which draws upon the talents of local creativity, strengthening communication among artists and the public by presenting exhibits, performances, and educational activities. Albums appearing under the ARTSomerville logo are from artists that have given performances at ARTSomerville sponsored events. Visit http://www.artsomerville.org to learn more.
I just finished watching King Kong, and was inspired to investigate Vaudeville music, hence my discovery of this band. I can see the boxing ballerinas, the tap dancing brothers, the jugglers and the rich decadence of the Vaudeville scene in my mind as I listen to this evocative music. Brilliant! The live recording of the music only adds to the sense of being there!