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Artist: Francis, Panama
Title: Panama Francis & The Savoy Sultans - Live At Liberty State Park
Format: CD
Label: SQUATTY ROO RECORDS
Catalog Number:186
Barcode:686647018600 itemnumber=1000114165
Price: $14.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: JAZZ
Release Date: 7/16/2013
Availability: In Stock
Additional Musical Category Notes:
Jazz, Swing, Big Band 


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Toward the end of his life, veteran drum legend Panama Francis led a "reboot" of the by then extinct "little Big Band" named the Savoy Sultans. Originally led by Al Cooper, the Savoy Sultans were known for kicking butt at the Savoy Ballroom in New York City, even when set against larger musical aggregations. The dancers and listeners alike loved them for their plaintive, hard-driving rhythmic style, so urgently riff-heavy, they might swing you into bad health! Jazz promoter George Wein helped Panama Francis take up the task of recreating the great sound of this classic American band in the 1980s, but Francis kept on keeping the band afloat, even after a long tenure at the Rainbow Room. These recordings from the 1993 are an example of a live performance by the band at a concert in Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ, and feature a mixture of young generals and swing legends alike. Featured are Joey "G-Clef" Cavaseno, Irvin Stokes, Zaid Nasser, Lawrence Lucie, Zeke Mullins, Julia Steele, Leonard Gaskin, and others.

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