The areas that get hardest hit are generally the poorest. Donald Harrison he's an alto player from there said most of the people who were left there just couldn't afford to leave.
It only sounds archaic if people aren't having a good time,
We play the Basie stuff, the old spirituals, in big-band style. We do gospel and add a few grooves here and there to make it fresh. To me, the perfect concert would be where 13-year-olds and 75-year-olds are dancing to the same song.
Wade in the Water. It has different bass lines, reminiscent of what you might hear in a dance club.
I'm from Houston, I grew up in church, I've been singing that way since I was a boy. Kevin is from the blues capital of the world, Kansas City. We can't do a Count Basie tribute without that. You'll hear the South in anything we do.