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 e78 features two interesting tunes - "Land of Cotton Blues" which in its original version features the first recorded jazz drum solo, and "That's no Bargain," an innovative tune by Red Nichols with a unique combination of sections and feels reflecting the modernist strain of late 1920s jazz.
released July 1, 2018
Michael McQuaid: clarinet (1), cornet, clarinet (2)
David Horniblow: bass sax (1), clarinet, bass sax (2)
Martin Wheatley: banjo
Andrew Oliver: piano
Nicholas D. Ball: drums
"Land of Cotton Blues" by M.K. Jerome, George Bennett and Fred Alhert
"That's No Bargain" by Red Nichols
Recorded and Mixed by Andrew Oliver at Stantonville, London UK
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk, Sterephonic Mastering, Portland, Oregon
Artwork by Nicholas D. Ball