DJ Hairy Larry Presents Jazz Alliance Playing What Is This Thing Called Love?
From The Archives Of Something Blue 2023-12-17
Thanks Marty, today we’re going to hear a jazz standard first recorded in 1929 recorded for Something Blue at The Edge Coffeehouse in 2009.
Cole Porter wrote “What Is This Thing Called Love?” for the musical “Wake Up and Dream”. Ben Bernie and Fred Rich had jazz hits on the song in 1930 and the covers just kept on coming including versions by James Johnson, Artie Shaw, Les Paul, Dave Brubeck, Cannonball Adderly, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Clifford Brown.
Well, since I unearthed this 2009 Jazz Alliance version we can add them to the list. Recorded live on June 11, 2009, they closed their show with a fantastic version of this jazz classic.
This was an unusual show for Jazz Alliance because they were playing with a quintet featuring two horns, Ron Horton on trumpet and Corey Emerson, trombone. Also playing were Craig Collison, vibes; David Eckert, bass; and Mike Overall, drums.
Jazz Alliance was a pro level jazz band that played weekly on Thursday nights at The Edge because they loved to play. This shines through in their music and I truly believe that no level of virtuosity will reach an audience the way a band does that just loves to play. If the band is having a good time so is the audience.
Now, recorded right here in Jonesboro on June 11, 2009, here’s Jazz Alliance playing “What Is This Thing Called Love?”.
And that’s Jazz Alliance playing “What Is This Thing Called Love?” recorded at The Edge Coffeehouse on June 11, 2009. Don’t miss Something Blue, Saturday night at 10:00, for more music from Jazz Alliance, Wynton Marsalis, and Marcus Roberts.
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