Saturday, February 20, 2016

Jazz Performance Saturday! - "Royal Garden Blues"- Potato Head Jazz Band

This week let's take a look at a jazz performance by the Potato Head Jazz Band.

The Potato Heads exhibit the spirit of early jazz! - Photo from Facebook page.
The Potato Heads are based out of Granada, Spain, but perform all over the world. This jazz performance the old favorite Royal Garden Blues, is from a 2013 Spanish television program. 

Royal Garden Blues was written by composer Spencer Williams (1889-1965) and published by Clarence Williams' publishing company in 1919. Although Clarence Williams is credited as one of the composers he most likely didn't compose the tune at all. It was a common practice for music publishers to attach their name to the works they published.

Spencer Williams also composed such notable tunes, as I Ain't Got Nobody, (1915), Tishomingo (1916), Everybody Loves My Baby, (1924), and Basin Street Blues (1928).

The band members in this television performance are Alberto Martín on trumpet; Martin Torres on clarinet; Andrew Lynch, tenor saxophone; Patricio Caparrós, bass; Antonio Fernández, banjo; and Jaime Párrizas on drums.

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