"The Roaring '20s ended with a crash—of the stock market, that is. From bread lines and the Dust Bowl to high-rolling stock traders taking one last leap, the end of the Jazz Age was like falling off a cliff. For those old enough to remember speakeasies, flappers, moonshiners and G-Men, it must have felt like being hit by a cultural Mack truck.
Since 2001, Frim Fram 4 has brought the jazz—and the fun—back. The white dinner jacket-clad swing band will drop its latest 13-track album, I'm a Shy Guy, at the Linen Building with the Dancing and Martinis album release party.
The album draws inspiration from the silky-smooth compositions of the Nat King Cole Trio (whose 1945 hit, "The Frim Fram Sauce," gave Frim Fram 4 its name), but it also pays homage to the likes of Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington and "The Three L's"—Louis Armstrong, Louis Jordan and Louis Prima." - Boise Weekly 3/6/13