Shanghai'd

by The Hot Sardines

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Shanghai'd is the debut album by the Hot Sardines, a traditional-jazz outfit with a live tap dancer, founded in New York City by Elizabeth Bougerol and Evan Palazzo. They've played Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Wit's End, and City Winery.

The album's name is a nod to Shanghai Mermaid, a modern-day speakeasy which—like the album—is a valentine to the spirit and music of a near-century ago, and whose stage the band has proudly played.

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released July 25, 2011

Produced & arranged by Elizabeth Bougerol & Evan Palazzo, with Justin Blaser

Recorded by Nate Putnam at the Red Lotus Room, Brooklyn, except Dinah (Live) recorded at Banjo Jim's, NYC

Edited by Evan Palazzo

Mixed by Justin Blaser

Vocals: Elizabeth Bougerol, except on Lulu's Back in Town: Evan Palazzo

Piano, Pianny & Accordion: Evan Palazzo

Drums & Assorted Percussive Doodads: Justin Hines

Trumpet & Cornet: Jason Prover, except on Dinah (Live): Drew Nugent

Saxophone & Clarinet: Peter Anderson, except on Meet Me at the Bottom of the Bottle: Jay Rattman and Dinah (Live): Tom Abbott

Trombone: Joe McDonough, except on Dinah (Live): Britta Langsjoen

Bass: Kevin Hseih, except on Dinah (Live): Rob Adkins

Guitar: Nick Russo

Tap: Eddy Francisco

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The Hot Sardines Brooklyn, New York

The Hot Sardines sound – wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around – is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Fats Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz. (Literally – the band includes a tap dancer). They manage to invoke the sounds of a near-century ago and stay resolutely in step with the current age. ... more

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