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Interview: Cool Disposition Blues Pursuits November 18, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Interview.
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How much higher praise can a band receive than to have the wife of the late, great William Clarke leave upon your Myspace comments, “I like what you guys are doing.” If anyone should recognize good music, Jeanette Clarke-Lodovici should. When she adds, ” Bill would have too.” This is an endorsement of the highest order.

Cool Disposition merits this praise. They have based their sound on the solid bedrock that is Muddy Waters, incorporated the very best elements of 40s West Coast swing and 50s Chicago blues, and have woven this into their own experiences.

Cool Disposition includes two members, Dan Schwalbe and Marty Bryduck, who were part of George “Mojo” Buford’s recording/performing bands for Blue Loon Records. (Mojo was, of course, one of Muddy’s last great harmonica aces after Little Walter, James Cotton, Jr. Wells). Cool Disposition is rounded out on harp by Boston transplant and KFAI radio personality Harold Tremblay, New York native Greg Beach on bass, and founder Mickey Bauer fronting the group.

Formed in 1999, they have received airplay on the internationally syndicated “Blues Deluxe” radio program promoting their 2003 Cold Wind Records release, “Rompin’ At The Ribshack”.

The band has performed at notable clubs such as Blues On Grand, Des Moines IA; Famous Dave’s, Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as numerous festivals: Bayfront Blues Fest-Duluth, Minnesota: Central Iowa Blues Society Winter Fest-Des Moines, Iowa; Boundary Water Blues Fest- Ely, Minnesota; Marquette Area Blues Fest-Marquette, Michigan among others