The Atlantis Quartet stopped by to talk about and preview their new album, Animal Progress, and their upcoming CD release party at the Artists Quarter on Dec 18 19. Also played a bit of seasonal music, as well as music by Lee Morgan, Dean Magraw, and Ahmad Jamal.
Lots going on this show, including both Cocktails and Tea For Two! Later, Tom gets Harked by Millie, then Georgie_ Small and Fame, to be exact. Sherwood does some exemplary mixing in hour 2 (especially check out Los Zafiros into Trio Esperança into B. Bumble the Stingers!) The 4(+2) goes off the rails in Hour 3, fresh new talent is discovered in Lolli-land (by Island, no less!) and we wind up with a nice, relaxed ska shuffle set involving A Million Bamboo, Ocean 11 and Alaska (the band, not the state). Brrrrrrrrrr!!!
About half the show was new music, from Rueben Wilson, to David Liebman, George Colligan, Christian Fabian, Royce Campbell w/Phil Woods, and others. I also played classic tunes by Ella Fitzgerald, Cal Tjader, Wardell Gray, Rio Nido and more….