This post is to celebrate something I find sweetly amusing. I came home late last night (or early this morning) from my very serious video-recording of four jazz gigs in a row, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. You’ll see the results soon, but that isn’t the point of the anecdote. I was greeted by a phone message and several emails — their substance was, “Michael, are you all right? You haven’t blogged in days!”
Nice to be missed! I’m fine. A little sleepy, but fine, and happy, too. But I’ve been too busy capturing music for the blog (and for the musicians, too) to be able to blog. And the circular logic could provoke headaches, so I suggest you simply accept the statement.
To celebrate the state of being TOO BUSY, here’s some hot jazz on that theme:
Recorded by the Wizard of the Wide-Angle Lens, Rae Ann Berry (“Have Tripod, Will Travel“) on June 20, 2010, at the New Orleans Jazz Club of Northern California — here are Leon Oakley and the Friends of Jazz. The musicians are: Leon Oakley, cornet; Roy Rubenstein, trombone; Robert Young, soprano sax; Clint Baker, banjo; Marty Eggers, bass; and Jeff Hamilton, drums. And the elder statesman seated at the far right — with trombone and cap — seems to me to be none other than Bob Mielke!
This one’s for Louis, Jimmie Noone, Earl Hines, Lillie Delk Christian, and Johnny St. Cyr — we’re never too busy for them.