MARTY GROSZ at CHAUTAUQUA: IMPROMPTU ENSEMBLES

Sometimes uplifting music happens in the most casual circumstances — as was the case at this year’s Chautauqua jazz party, which began with informal jam sessions on Thursday night.  Here are two more performances from a splendid little group, led by Marty Grosz and featuring Andy Schumm, Bob Reitmeier, John Sheridan, Frank Tate, and Pete Siers.

Here’s a pleasingly brisk run through I CAN’T BELIEVE THAT YOU’RE IN LOVE WITH ME:

And a tune that musicians of a certain inclination love to play — perhaps because they spend so many hours on planes, away from their loved ones — BACK IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD:

Impromptu and rewarding both.

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