Ed Polcer & The Secret 6 – Relaxin’ With The Secret 6 (CD)


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Release Date: 2022

Label: Independent


Track List

1. My Gal Sal – (P. Dresser 1905)
2. When You’re Smiling (Larry Shay, Mark Fisher and Joe Goodwin) *King Oliver
3. Relaxin’ At The Touro – (Spanier) *Mugsy Spanier
4. I Can’t Give You Anything But Love – (Jimmy McHugh, Dorothy Fields) *Louis Armstrong
5. Squeeze Me – (Waller) *Louis Armstrong
6. Somebody Stole My Gal – (Leo Wood)
7. Baby Won’t You Please Come Home – (C. Williams) *Bessie Smith
8. Someday Sweetheart – (Morton) *Jelly Roll Morton
9. Two Nineteen Blues – *Louis Armstrong & Sidney Bechet
10. My Monday Date – (E. Hines) *Louis Armstrong’s Hot Seven
11. Because Of You – (Hammerstein, Wilkinson) *Tony Bennet
12. Someday You’ll Be Sorry (Armstrong) *Louis Armstrong
13. I’ll See You In My Dreams (I. Jones) *Django Reinhard



Ed Polcer cornet, vocals
Zachary Lange cornet, trumpet
James Evans clarinet, saxaphone, trombone, vocal tk. 5
Craig Flory clarinet and saxaphone
Hunter Burgamy banjo. vocal tk. 11
John Joyce upright bass
Robin “Itchy Ribs” Rapuzzi washboard, drums



Played with respect and admiration for the artists who wrote, performed and lived these songs

Ed Polcer is an expert showman and a veteran jazzman. He has played his cornet for princes and presidents, movie stars and recording stars. Most recently you’ll find Ed Polcer Relaxin’ with the Secret Six playing his magic horn down in good old New Orleans.
Ed started performing on the east coast at the age of six as a xylophonist with his sister as the Vaudeville duo “Eddie and Bettie.” Playing cornet he joined the Tigertown Five, they made several Carnegie Hall appearances and performed at the wedding of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly in Monaco. Ed joined the Benny Goodman Sextet in 1973. President Clinton invited him to play for the 1994 Congressional Ball in the White House. In 2001 Ed appeared in a command performance in Bangkok for the King of Thailand. He was a featured performer at Eddie Condon’s club in New York City for ten years where he surrounded himself with all the greats of the jazz era on a nightly basis. Ed has appeared in hundreds of concerts, festivals and jazz parties throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, including numerous return appearances at the Newport Jazz Festival. He has also been found busking in the streets of New York and New Orleans with a younger generation of jazz musicians who relish his phrasing and tone and who cannot get  more




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