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lunedì 6 aprile 2009

Kustbandet-Someday Sweetheart-Benny Carter in Stockholm, Sweden

Someday Sweetheart Carter 1980

Benny Carter in Stockholm, Sweden.
Kustbandet is a big band from the Stockholm area of Sweden. They play in the style of the late twenties and the thirties and do it better than any band I've ever heard. Initially under the leadership of reedplayer Kenneth Arnstrom they started in 1965 or 66 as the Detta Kust Band. In 1969 the name was changed to Kustbandet and today, the band, with many of the same musicians from the seventies, is still playing festivals and concerts all over the world.
These clips are from a midnight concert in the summer of 1980 and the band has Carter as a special guest.
Benny, (1907-2003) played in the late twenties with Don Redman's McKinney's Cottonpickers and started his own band in 1932.
This tune is an piece recorded by King Oliver's Dixie Syncopators in 1926 and must have had a big impact on the then 19 year old Benny Carter.
Kustbandet more or less follows the original Oliver arrangement and Carter is all smiles while taking it in, then the musicians invite him to solo and off it goes, Benny must feel some 50 years younger.
Isn't it beautiful
il miracolo della musica e del jazz in particolare ! Bianchi,neri,gialli,rossi,verdi etc...Tutti avvertono dentro la loro anima di appartenere ad un'unica , grande,immortale famiglia :
la famiglia dell'uomo
VIVA la musica1Viva il jazz!

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