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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 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.