Playing in the Grand Marquis must be one of the best gigs in Kansas City. After all, the band's been together for years and plays constantly, bringing the energetic gospel of old-timey jump blues and swing jazz same juke joints every week. Not only has the Marquis stayed together all this time without a break, they've just minted a new album, One More Day (appropriate title, no?). I listened to it today, and it's nothing less than sweet cider for the soul, baby.
Pick it up at the official CD release party this Sunday, December 2, at the Mission Theater. The show starts at 7 p.m., and before the Marquis gets on stage, Esencias Flamencas struts out the flamenco, and local auteur Anthony Ladesich presents his short film "Be It Ever So Humble, There's No Place." In the meantime, here's an exclusive download for ya' muggin' pleazure.
The Grand Marquis: "Safronia B" MP3 (orig. by Calvin Boze)