"You get that right tickin' rhythm, man, and its ON!"
In its heyday, nearly 90 years ago, this jazz reflected
and celebrated emancipation from the old world form.
Since today this emancipation continues as freedom spreads
around the world, this album serves as a celebration of
our freedom enshrined in this unique American musical form.
Special Thanks to the talented Miss Elizabeth, Dimitri Moderbacher,
and Rick Bogart.
Evan Palazzo grew up in New York City where he began playing piano before he could speak.
Evan is a member of Lauren Ambrose & The Leisure Class, the acclaimed band fronted by actress Lauren Ambrose.
Evan's the bandleader of The Hot Sardines, a down and dirty, whimsical gutbucket jazz group.
Evan is also an actor. His two specialties have met when he played piano in films like My Brother with Vanessa Willliams, The Height of the Sky directed by Lyn Clinton, and What Happens in Vegas with Cameron Diaz. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
He's honored to have played with Sol Yaged, Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks, Ron Carter, Eddie Davis, Irving Joseph, Rick Bogart, The Blue Ribbon Boys, The Minivans, Mike Schiffer and Britta Langsjoen.
Evan lives in Manhattan with his wife, actress Jennifer Weedon.
THE ONE-Louis Armstrong.
The Pianists: Fats Waller, Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum,
Ralph Sutton, Nat King Cole, James P. Johnson, Erroll Garner, Neville Dickie,
Count Basie, Claude Bolling, Harry Connick Jr., Jess Stacy, Duke Ellington, Dick Hyman,
Earl Hines, Oscar Peterson and Ray Charles.
The Vocalists: Louis Armstong, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Fred Astaire,
Frank Sinatra, Anita O'Day, Dean Martin, Janis Joplin, Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters,
Bing Crosby and Maria Muldaur.
Special Thanks to Jeff Falerni, who lent his artistic genius to design the cover art.
Recorded at PPI Recording, New York, NY, October-December 2007.
Recording Engineer Chip M. Fabrizi.