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.