domenica 19 aprile 2009

The Pearls:Heebie Jeebies - Lil Hardin

The Pearls/Heebie Jeebies Hardin Lil 1959

Lil Hardin, an ultimate jazz lady. the way she plays, the way she sings. She was born in 1898, so in this 1962 sessions she was close to 65, but what a drive. Something I have been trying to tell every jazz painist, keep your feet off the pedals. Look how she is positioned far away from these pedals. The only way to swing like that.
Mae Barnes knows how to swing as well, and wonderful on the brushes combined with some spontanuous chat singing in balance with Lil.
One of my alltime favourite jazz clips.
Of course, to get Red Allen and Buster Bailey to back you up certainly helps.

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