AFFIRMATIONS IN SWING with REBECCA KILGORE, DAN BARRETT, ROSSANO SPORTIELLO, JON BURR, RICKY MALICHI at JAZZ AT CHAUTAUQUA (September 21, 2012)

I didn’t think I’d be posting this after a massive storm — whose sweet name “Sandy” gave no hint of its powers — and with rain and snow on the way.  But if ever there was a need for optimistic sweet swing, it’s now.

Rebecca Kilgore lights the way — here, at an evening session at Jazz at Chautauqua 2012.  With guitar in hands, she shows us how to be happy and supplies incontrovertible evidence why the quest for happiness is worth it . . . with help from Dan Barrett, trombone and arrangements; Rossano Sportiello, piano; Jon Burr, string bass; Ricky Malichi, drums.

“Talk of heaven on earth — we’ve got more than our share.”

A lightly Brazilian version of EAST OF THE SUN:

She makes us believe — IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD:

Even though the title is ambivalent, Rebecca and the band aren’t — SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY (thanks to Lester Young, 1943):

Thank you, Doctors Kilgore, Sportiello, Barrett, Burr, and Malichi.  I feel much better.

May your happiness increase.

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2 responses to “AFFIRMATIONS IN SWING with REBECCA KILGORE, DAN BARRETT, ROSSANO SPORTIELLO, JON BURR, RICKY MALICHI at JAZZ AT CHAUTAUQUA (September 21, 2012)

  1. Approved!

  2. Here we have several of the great swing performers of our time playing and singing together. Truely an all star combo. I was privileged to attend Chautauqua in September and it is a real joy to be able to see and listen to Beckey and the group again in this medium,
    Rod Barr, Cincinnati OH

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