Saturday Matinee – Andrea Motis & friends, Stéphane Grappelli w/ Bill Coleman, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks

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Spanish singer and Jazz trumpeter Andrea Motis.does Dizzy.

On the Saturday afternoon of the 6th Jazzing Festival, September 2019, there was a concert at the Bar Colombia in Sant Andreu town centre (a district of Barcelona, Spain) with Joan Chamorro, Andrea Motis, Carla Motis and Josep Traver plus some of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band including Joan Marti, Alba Armengou, Elia Bastida, Alba Esteban, Pablo Ruiz and Anastasia Ivanova (their guest from Moscow) here performing ‘On the Sunny Side of the Street.’

Bill Coleman (1904-1981) & Stephane Grappelli (1908-1997) ca. 1976. Great stuff for early morning forty miles to East Jesus road trips, or just sitting on the back porch watching the world go by.

Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks (with the Acoustic Warriors) 1989 reunion concert on Austin City Limits. Hicks had a solid fan base, but he got into alcohol and drugs, pissed off a lot of people. Years passed before he cleaned up his act and started over. DH&HHL came onto my radar in 1978 with (what my ears heard as) “Crazy Cuzzie Iz.” Thought he was singing about a family member.

Let’s do something tomorrow. See you then.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Andrea Motis & friends, Stéphane Grappelli w/ Bill Coleman, Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks”

  1. geoff Says:

    Love the trumpety stuff (I was a high school screech trumpet wannabe), though I tend to prefer jazz fusion to straight jazz. So when I listen to jazz violin, it’s gotta be Jean Luc Ponty.

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Mr. G — Nice to see you here. I’ve been following Innocent Bystanders for years.

    I was a trumpety guy myself, trying to emulate guys like Al Hirt and Herb Alpert. Anyone with the initials A and H; Bill Chase was the exception. Early Chicago was great until they got all sappy.

    Jefferson Airplane introduced me to Papa John Creach, Zappa introduced me to Jean-Luc Ponty.

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