Sugar was 1st released in 1926 by Ethel Waters, you can find it on YouTube.. This is my 2022 version on xylophone with piano accompaniment.. Have fun and keep on swinging.
I've been learning to play jazz on the xylophone over Christmas break. Who knew it was so much fun? It is making me reconsider the advice I hand out to my jazz students on rhythm and improvisation. So far the advice is holding up.
I've fond memories of listening to New Orleans Jazz as a kid at home. It stuck with me. If you would like to have as much fun as this on the piano, call me.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.