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Nightlife Exchange Review of Danny Bacher's Still Happy

Danny Bacher Swings “Still Happy” at Feinstein’s/54 Below

Article By Dan Kassell

Whaling City Sound picked singer-soprano sax player-composer, Danny Bacher to record, and Danny picked Allen Farnham (piano), Dean Johnson (bass), Samuel Martinelli (drums), Harry Allen (tenor sax) and Charles Caranicas (trumpet), for Feinstein’s/54Below as a pre-Christmas evening for NYC. As our government shut down, the evening’s theme, and title of Bacher’s new CD release, Still Happy, was a pleasant momentary diversion.(Bacher’s previous 2016 CD Swing That Music (Whaling City Sound) borrowed Louis Armstrong’s tune for it’s title; it was a tribute to a youth of listening to the origins of jazz with his brother, Josh, in Wayne, New Jersey, and playing tenor sax with recordings “to get a really good tone.”)

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Marilyn Lester’s Review of Still Happy

If the DNA of Sidney Bechet and Louis Prima could be combined, the result would be Danny Bacher. He considers himself an entertainer in the old school mode of Prima, but with a very modern sensibility. He’s been an actor, writer and comedian but, as Still Happy attests, is mainly an accomplished soprano saxophonist and jazz singer. Bacher has an upbeat personality and pours his optimism into a thematic dozen tracks that add up to life is good despite hard knocks. This philosophy is contained in his own blues-tinged composition “In Spite of This I’m Still Happy”.

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Neon Jazz Interview with Danny Bacher

A Neon Jazz Interview with Jazz Singer, Saxophonist & Performer Danny Bacher

Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Singer. Saxophonist. Consummate performer.Danny Bacher .. He spoke with us about his latest 2018 CD Still Happy .. He’s a fresh new face on the jazz landscape with a clean, crisp delivery is reminiscent of the true greats in entertainment. His multi-faceted approach includes work as an actor, writer and comedian (he is a proud member of the New York Friars Club). He has been a fixture on the New York stage and has toured internationally with his original works.

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