I admit I didn't know all that much about Colbert's new band leader, but he's an extraordinary talent and has surrounded himself with a dynamic band.
Piano virtuoso Jon Batiste and his extraordinary band Stay Human, including saxophonist Eddie Barnash, drummer Joe Saylor and tuba player Ibanda Ruhumbika, blew the audience away at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. They performed the classic American folksong "St. James Infirmary Blues," originally made famous by Louis Armstrong.
I chose this American folk song because it's so gritty and being an alto sax player, I really love Barnash's sound and technique.
What's up, musicphiles?
(Tomorrow night I have another classic 1950's horror movie set up for our Saturday Nite Chiller Theater.)