Last week I've featured a song by Gordon Webster's own band. This week's song is by an another contemporary band Gordon is playing with: The Cangelosi Cards.
The Cangelosi Cards, established and based in New York City, started in 2006 playing at small clubs and restaurants.
Quickly, the were building a vast repertoire of early American jazz and attracting both local swing dancers and old-time jazz lovers.
Beside the weekly engagements the are performing at larger events as Swing Out New Hampshire, Frankie 95 or the Herrang Dance Camp, only to name a few.
In 2009 in Herrang was the first time when I heard the band and I was highly impressed by their energy, the unusual musical instrumentation and especially by the unique high-pitched voice of Tamar Korn.
During their stay at the camp we had the opportunity to listen to the Cards on many occasions: the official concerts and the jam sessions, mostly in the early morning hours (one more reason to come to Herrang, if you never have been there!).
The Cangelosi Cards are an awesome dance band!
My Blue Heaven is a good example showing the special style of the Cards and I like to spin that tune occasionally as a DJ.
Line-Up: Tamar Korn – voice, Gordon Webster – piano, Cassidy Holden – bass, Jake Sanders – guitar, Matt Musselman – trombone, Dennis Lichtman – clarinet, mandolin, Karl Meyer – Violin, Marcus Milius – Harmonica
Title: My Blue Heaven
Artist: The Cangelosi Cards
Tempo: 144 bpm
Dance: Lindy Hop
You can find the songs of the series also on my Spotify playlist. Official hashtag of the series: #djcsotw
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