The Vitality Five and V.E.A.C. Phonograph Co. present a new series of monthly "e-78" releases which harks back to the custom of releasing music on double-sided 78rpm shellac records.
For our third release, the Vitality Five starts off back in the very early days of New Orleans jazz with a composition of Piron's Orchestra, one of the early jazz/ragtime dance bands in New Orleans. Reimagined as a small group piece, "New Orleans Wiggle" features the band stomping out a very old style tune in a classic way, with a special emphasis on Michael McQuaid's sweet and hot clarinet playing. Then the band shows another side with a cerebral and sophisticated arrangement of Hoagy Carmichael's "Boneyard Shuffle" by Red Nichols. Featuring the unusual front line of alto sax and bass sax, the group captures the subtle spirit of progressive late 1920s jazz at its finest!
released March 15, 2018
Michael McQuaid: clarinet (1), alto sax (2)
David Horniblow: bass sax
Martin Wheatley: banjo
Andrew Oliver: piano
Nicholas D. Ball: drums
"New Orleans Wiggle" by Armand Piron
"Boneyard Shuffle" by Hoagy Carmichael and Irving Mills
Recorded and Mixed by Andrew Oliver at Stantonville, London UK
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk, Sterephonic Mastering, Portland, Oregon
Artwork by Nicholas D. Ball