Top Shelf Jazz: Nagasaki ~ Swing, jazz and blues - Dance to the music

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Top Shelf Jazz: Nagasaki



Top Shelf Jazz is a jazz band from Great Britain that has the tag line "fine purveyors of filthy swing".

Top Shelf Jazz plays music from the 1920's and 1930's and they also write their own songs in a 1920's style. They seem to have a great sense of humour, just take a look at the video clip above where Top Shelf Jazz perform the song Nagasaki.

I haven't heard Nagasaki played like this before, there's something special about it, I like it. A special bonus is that the band features a tap dancer, Josephine Shaker.

You can hear more of their music on Top Shelf Jazz's MySpace page. The rumours are that they'll release an album soon.

If want more British versions of Nagasaki, I encourage you to look at this video clip from the the tv-serie Jeeves & Wooster where Hugh Laurie as Wooster plays Nagasaki.

What do you think of the video clip with Top Shelf Jazz performing Nagasaki? Please comment.

1 comment:

Phil said...

If you like the video clip, I recommend you see these guys live - they are amazing!!