Take a listen, share, and download the album on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon, or Spotify! It’s been a long road. Thank you for the love and support.
~ Happy Orchestra
Rated 4 Stars at All About Jazz
“Happy Orchestra in a way encapsulates the jocular personality of its creator and leader, blending overwhelming positivity with virtuosity, utilizing the talents of some of the top jazz and funk soloists on the west coast. While the music may express the intricacies of modern jazz expressionism, it never loses sight of its soulful, horn powered grooves, supported by the rhythmic virtuosity and leadership of Abouzied on drums.”
Head over to NoTreble.com and check out my guest column on bass playing from a drummer’s perspective!
The first single is out! Peep the video above and download the track on iTunes, Amazon, or Bandcamp!
Catch Happy Orchestra at their upcoming CD release shows in Seattle and Portland! Details and tickets here.
Got some new toys and brought them to Seamonster for a show with McTuff (Joe Doria – organ, Andy Coe – guitar). I have no idea what we’re playing in this clip. Got a Ludwig Black Beauty snare that plays beautifully with my DW maple drums, and a pile of new cymbals from the great folks at Sabian. On the stands are:
14″ HHX Evolution HH
19″ HHX Fierce Crash
22″ HH King Ride
16″ HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash
Joe Doria – organ, Scott Goodwin – drums, me – bass
“Quantico VA” – Greyboy Allstars