Happy Orchestra visited the KNKX studios in downtown Seattle ahead of their Earshot Jazz Festival CD release show to play a few tunes and talk about the new record. Videos of the tunes and audio of the full session below, check em out!
Happy Orchestra’s debut album Baba received 4 stars from Paul Rauch at All About Jazz!
“Happy Orchestra in a way encapsulates the jocular personality of its creator and leader, blending overwhelming positivity, with virtuosity, utilizing the talents of some of the top jazz and funk soloists on the west coast. While the music may express the intricacies of modern jazz expressionism, it never loses sight of its soulful, horn powered grooves, supported by the rhythmic virtuosity and leadership of Abouzied on drums.”
Happy Orchestra hung out in September with Seattle Channel’s Nancy Guppy to film an interview and a couple of tunes for Art Zone! See the interview and “Baba” above and “Reaganing” below.