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Tarik Abouzied: Happy Orchestra: Baba

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Go ahead, laugh it up. After all, how could you possibly take seriously a band called Happy Orchestra, that uses the classic yellow happy face as a logo in this visceral world of jazz we inhabit? How could this leader, a drummer in fact, produce music that is both danceable, and satisfying to the elite jazz audience, all the while throwing joy and humor into the mix? If you are indeed asking yourself questions such as these, then you don't ...