Friday, January 25, 2013

Honey Phoebe

Cool arrangement of "Bluesette" - well sung, well played...



Not often do we get to see groups with eight musicians performing live in  these tight economic times.  Wow, they even have a trombonist.  (Old joke: What do you call a trombonist with a pager?  Answer: An optimist.)

Honey Phoebe has a homepage here: Honey Phoebe

Looks like they were active in 2009 and 2010 in the Kanto region (which includes Tokyo and surrounding prefectures).  I hope they are all still playing and doing well.

Until next, sweet sailing.

2 comments:

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

"Jazz swing jazz funk"? Is that what it is? My hearing aids are in, and I can't make out the lyrics. Can they play some Country and Western? (Don't answer that!) I wish I wasn't such a musical illiterate!

Pandabonium said...

Doc - Nothing wrong with your hearing. She probably doesn't speak English and so like many other Japanese singers, memorizes lyrics by listening to them. As a result they aren't clear in addition to difficulty pronouncing some words.
So just listen to the notes, not the words. Pretend it is being sung in an unfamiliar language, because for her, it is!

Also, the recording balance isn't as good as it could have been - common at live performances.

Feels like swing to me....