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.
This month's release begins with the band performing a tune associated with the great New Orleans clarinetist Jimmie Noone and his Apex Club Orchestra. "Every Evening" features Michael McQuaid's sweet-toned alto rendition of the melody followed by some very raucous piano by Andrew Oliver and a stop-time clarinet tour de force by David Horniblow. The more mellow "Jacksonville Gal" represents the Five's foray into the many early jazz tunes associated with train sounds. This bluesy and very rarely played tune with a mysterious minor section and great solos by David Horniblow on bass saxophone and Martin Wheatley on banjo brings this month's typically eclectic selection of tunes by the Vitality Five to a close.
released May 15, 2018
Michael McQuaid: alto sax (1), clarinet (2)
David Horniblow: clarinet (1), bass sax (2)
Martin Wheatley: banjo
Andrew Oliver: piano
Nicholas D. Ball: drums
"31st Street Blues" by Wendell W. Hall and Harry Geise
"Three Blind Mice: by Chauncey Morehouse and Frank Trumbauer
Recorded and Mixed by Andrew Oliver at Stantonville, London UK
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk, Sterephonic Mastering, Portland, Oregon
Artwork by Nicholas D. Ball