Daily Archives: March 17, 2008

MENNO DAAMS

Menno Daams is not only a wonderful trumpet player but a jazz scholar and a thoughtful individual. You will find his website (listed to the right) extremely entertaining, and, just to show how up-to-the-very-minute this blog is, here‘s a clip of Menno and friends playing “Summertime” at a concert on March 16 — which was yesterday.
MENNO DAAMS
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DOIN’ THE SICILIAN

This blog will take on a different flavor for the next two weeks, as the Beloved and I visit Sicily — in a very thorough search for the origins of Leon Rappolo and Tony Parenti. Nick LaRocca, too, as Phil Stern pointed out.  I also hope to return with copies of the previously unissued Odeon 78 sessions by Kid Gelato and his Orchestra Caldo . . . so stay tuned. If anyone knows about jazz in Sicily, now’s the time to speak up. Ciao tutti!