SHAKE THOSE HULA HIPS! is a delightful hoot, lots of fun, and contemporary big band/swing at its finest. Performed by Matt Catingub's Big Kahuna and the Copa Cat Pack, this CD collection will be a must-have for lovers of big band/swing music.
There is a lot of music on this collection, and the 14 selections are memorable ones. Some of the songs are "Hawaii Five-O," "Fever," "Avalon," "I Dream Of Jeanne," "In The Mood," "Tequila," among others. Rosemary Clooney and Debby Boone contribute vocals on some selections. "In The Mood" and "Tequila" are two lively selections, sure to stir the blood and feelings of any jazz listener who likes good swing!
SHAKE THOSE HULA HIPS! is a definite gift idea whether for one's own personal jazz CD library, the public library, or as a gift for that special friend. SHAKE THOSE HULA HIPS! is filled with memorable trumpet performances. Every musician is first rate. Matt Catingub gives a fine performance on vocals and piano in "It Was A Very Good Year."
This collection gets it on and struts its stuff, full of vigor and lively, an entertainment feast for lovers of big band/swing music. Excellent solo performances.