Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Jazz Performance - Siberian Dixieland - "Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing)"

In this weeks Saturday Jazz Performance video we'll see and hear Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) by Siberian Dixieland a group from Russia. They first formed when Ronald Reagan was still in the White House in 1988.

The group started becoming more active since 1991 and has been perofoming straight since then. They have traveled the world and have performed at jazz festivals in the United States, Finland, Estonia, Holland, Germany, even China among others.
Siberian Dixieland is currently comprised of Sergey Gershenovich, on trumpet; Igor Gulyj, on piano; Vadim Dobrjakov, on trombone; Vladimir Kirpichev, on drums; Ivan Krivtsov, plays both the banjo and guitar and, (of course) the balalaika; Denis Kostin, on tuba (but who also plays guitar) and finally Evgenie Golovanov, on saxophone. They have put out many CDs.

Sing, Sing Sing (With A Swing) was written by trumpeter Louis Prima in 1936 and recorded the same year. However Jimmy Dorsey and Fletcher Henderson also made early recordings of the tune. It didn't become a Swing classic however until Benny Goodman recorded Jimmy Mundy's arrangement of it on July 6, 1937. It further became legendary when it brought down the house on January 16, 1938 at Benny Goodman's Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert.

Here now is Siberian Dixieland's version of Sing, Sing, Sing (With A Swing) from February 18, 2009 in Novosibirsk.

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