I was on the phone with my dear Aunt Ida today (you all know her by now) and our words turned to our friend and hero Ray Skjelbred. I said, “Gee, I should post more of those videos of the Cubs that Rae Ann Berry (another friend and heroine) took at the jazz festival in June! ”
Here are four more that show why we love Ray for so many reasons! And his Cubs: Katie Cavera on guitar; Clint Baker on bass; Jeff Hamilton on drums; Kim Cusack on reeds.
Something for Bix! BIG BOY:
And for Fats! SQUEEZE ME:
And for Joe Sullivan! GOT IT AND GONE:
And what the gentle-spirited but hard-swinging Mr. Skjelbred is all about: CHICAGO RHYTHM:
Music by jazz masters — music to feel better by! Thanks to Aunt Ida, Rae Ann, Ray, Kim, Katie, Clint, and Jeff, as ever.