Mood Indigo

Sant Andreu Jazz Band and Joe Magnarelli


A luscious version of the Ellington classic

The Sant Andreu Jazz Band, a youth group from Barcelona, was founded in 2006 by Joan Chamorro and has been a popular attraction in Europe ever since; its oldest member is 20 years old.

This clip from 2016 features a vocal group (with Joana Casanova as the lead singer) taken out of the big band during a beautifully sung version of “Mood Indigo.”

Guest Joe Magnarelli from New York takes two warm choruses on flugelhorn during the satisfying rendition of the Duke Ellington classic.

-Scott Yanow