The Two Man Gentlemen Band is proud to present ENTHUSIASTIC ATTEMPTS AT HOT SWING & STRING BAND FAVORITES; a collection, as the title suggests, of 14 hot swing and string band classics, enthusiastically attempted.
Many of these tunes have long been staples of our live show, some are old favorites that we've never played in concert and have arranged especially for this project, and a few we pulled directly from the "Mandolin for Enthusiastic Amateurs" songbook that came with Andy Bean's new mandolin.
Special guests include longtime TMGB collaborator Brian Kantor on the drum kit, Jeffrey Moran on all-star harmony vocals and guitar, Joshua Kaufman on accordion & clarinet, and Patrick Morrison on plectrum banjo. Jeffrey, Josh, and Patrick were graciously loaned to us by The California Feetwarmers, one of America's absolute hottest hot-jazz bands (whose debut CD is also available in the TMGB store, if you're interested.)
Keeping with our fondness for mid-century recording techniques, the album was recorded live to tape over the course of a day and a half, using just one microphone.
- The Gents
released June 12, 2014
Andy Bean - Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, Tenor Guitar, Vocals
Fuller Condon - String Bass, Vocals
Jeffrey Moran - Guitar, Vocals
Brian Kantor - Drums, Vocals
Patrick Morrison - Plectrum Banjo
Joshua Kaufman - Accordion, Clarinet
Recorded by Wally Hersom at Wallyphonic Sound - Pasadena, CA
Mastered by Richard Morris at Richard Morris Mastering - Asbury Park, NJ
Printing & Packaging:
Stumptown Printers - Portland, OR