“What type of music do you play?” Having been with Chaise Lounge since nineteen ninety-something, I hear that question a lot. So far, all the great and near-great minds in and around the band have yet to come up with a clear answer.
OK! Cut to a car dealership in September 2012. My rep, Hugh, who also happens to be a roots-rock bass player and long-time Lounge fan, made a comment about our latest CD, Dot Dot Dot: “You don’t take your fans too far in any one direction.” While not finding that elusive genre I’ve sought for so long, his off-hand remark make me feel a little closer to a possible answer. But my quest continues. If you have an answer to the question “What kind of music does Chaise Lounge play,” let us know in the comments below!
Our show at the Kennedy Center might be the only chance anyone ever gets to hear
Chaise Lounge do a version of Louie Louie. Not sure who will be more proud… us or The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts?
I have thought of almost nothing else for the past 72 hours than the perfection of Saturday’s record release party at The Hamilton in Washington DC. There were early signs that the evening would be difficult to leave behind; ‘farewells’ and ‘well-dones’ lasted for me until almost 3 o’clock in the morning. (But wait, isn’t that when the song, Insomnia, begins?) But here it is, Tuesday evening, and I as I go through the motions of my week, I am mostly still there.
This show went differently than most. We mingled with guests before the performance, which did a lot for my sense of connection. Knowing who had made a point of being there and seeing new, smiling faces before the house lights went down, warmed the large room and transformed the 300+ person audience into an intimate gathering of friends.
And still, the show felt big, bright and exhilarating. I could have burst with appreciation for my band members. We always have fun together but on nights like that, when the sound is great, the audience is receptive and the venue seems made for us, we get to realize a collective vision and there is nothing quite like it. (Jeff, we love you and Gary, we missed you.)
So as I defrost chicken, fold laundry and chase away my kids so I can finish Season 2 of Downton Abbey, I breathe a deep sigh of satisfaction. I also chase away the blues that are creeping in with the pledge to do it all again, soon.
It is a very exciting time when a bands music finally gets onto the radio playlists and Chaise Lounge has hit the radio waves with their latest release Insomnia:
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02:50PM Lou Donaldson “Aw Shucks” from alligator bogaloo (CD, Album, Jazz, 1987) on Blue Note
02:56PM Howard Alden “Shreveport Stomp” from it” delovely (CD, Album, Jazz, 2005) on sfj 003
03:03PM Karen Johns and Company
“I Speak Woman, You Speak Man” from Peach
(CD, Album, Jazz, 2012) on Parmigann Music
03:07PM Calvin Owens “Coffee Man” from The House is Burnin (CD, Album, Jazz, 2002) on Top Cat
03:12PM Chaise Lounge “Insomina” from Insomina (CD, Album, Jazz, 2012) on Modern Songbook Records ([email protected])
03:17PM Dan Adler
“The Smudge” from Back to the Brodge
(CD, Album, Jazz, 2010) on Edan Music
03:25PM Clark Terry “Backwater Blues” from Arbors Sampler 2011 (CD, Album, Jazz, 1994) on Arbors
03:35PM Bob Florence “A Train” from Jewels (CD, Album, Jazz, 1992) on Disvover Records
03:45PM Frank Walton
“The Back Step” from The Back Step
(CD, Album, Jazz, 2012) on Frank Walton Mysic
03:51PM Rita Edmond
“Gentle Rain” from A Glance At Destiny
(CD, Album, 2010) on DaBomb Music
03:58PM Bob Draga, Sextet @ Orch “Down n Honky Town” from Mood Swings (CD, Album, Jazz, 1999) on ivory music
04:04PM Steve Abshire &Paul Wingo
“Jitterbug Waltz” from Detour Ahead
(CD, Album, Jazz, 2010) on Patuxent Records
04:13PM Louis Armstrong “Mahogany Hall Stomp” from On the Road (CD, Album, Jazz, 1992) on laser light
04:19PM Gordon Goodwin “That’s How we Roll” from That’s How we Roll (CD, Album, Jazz, 2011) on Telarc
04:25PM Bill Harris Quartet
“Little Rootie Tootie” from Inside Out
(CD, Album, Jazz, 2012) on Pensatvia Music
04:34PM Mike Barone Big Band “Just Messin’ Around” from Live at Donte’s (CD, Album, Jazz, 1998) on VSOP Records
04:42PM Eric Farzier
“Glory Of Love” from Live at Cecil’s Jazz Club
(CD, Album, Jazz, 2009) on Frazier Music
04:43PM Chase Lounge “Ode to Billy Joe” from Insomina (CD, Reggae, 2012) on Modern Songbook ([email protected])