Chris Calloway - Live In Espiritu (2000)
Jazz, Vocal Jazz | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 62 min | 143 MB
Label: The Orchard | Rel: 2000
Jazz singer performed with father Cab Calloway for 20 years before going on to perform and record on her own. A Santa Fe resident since 1991, the vivacious vocalist sang with her father's Hi-De-Ho Orchestra for two decades until his death in 1995. She then became a bandleader in her own right, putting together a new version of the band. In 2001, she took the group on a 55-city tour. "The revised Hi-De-Ho Orchestra was made up of musicians she collected," Santa Fe businessman Tom Berkes. He and singer Madi Sato owned the Espiritu Canyon Road club where Calloway staged a performance series in 1999. Just like they did with the Count Basie Orchestra, you'd hire good musicians who were willing to travel," Berkes said, "so most of the people in Chris' band were from New York and California."