The Vitality Five presents a new series of monthly releases which harks back to the custom of releasing music on double-sided 78rpm shellac records. The band now presents a series of “e-78”s every month, of two tracks each. This month’s release is now available from:
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The February “e-78” features on the virtual “A” side, an intriguing tune with a tango feel and a sentimental melody, “Morocco Blues.” Written by Joe Jordan, one of the earliest American jazz musicians to come over to the U.K., it features the Five’s pianist, Andrew Oliver in a tango section followed by some mellow and bluesy improvisations from Michael McQuaid on clarinet. The “B” side features a very hot number, “High Fever,” written by pianist Joe Sanders and recorded by many great bands of the 1920s. This one features a plethora of instrument switching from David Horniblow and Michael McQuaid, culminating in an exciting blues chorus with hot Freddie Keppard-style cornet by McQuaid!
Recorded and Mixed by Andrew Oliver
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk, Sterephonic Mastering
Artwork by Nicholas D. Ball