Daily Archives: April 19, 2012

STOMPIN’ AT CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE DISNEY (ONE MINUTE AND FIFTY-SIX SECONDS)

This clip demonstrates what Einstein, Kinsey, Mickey and Minnie always knew: pleasure isn’t measured in mere clock-time but in intensity.

What could be more pleasurable than the Ellis Island Boys (here, Ralf and John Reynolds, Bryan Shaw, and Katie Cavera) evoking Louis on his romping blues, MAHOGANY HALL STOMP:

Hot jazz like this could make anyone seem Goofy with joy.

May your happiness increase.

“BONJOUR! DONNEZ-MOI ‘DOCTOR JAZZ,’ S’IL VOUS PLAIT?” or THE REAL APRIL IN PARIS, 2012

From JAZZ LIVES correspondent Erik Svinding Olsen,

Dear Michael,

We have just returned from a Paris that was as cold and windy as our own Danish city before and after.  Nothing was as we hoped it would be.  A few chestnut trees were in bloom, but the beautiful Parisian women were still wearing their warm wintercoats.

The only warmth we felt was this, from JAZZ DE PARIS.

Best wishes,

Erik

(In a postscript Erik added that the Parisian food was still delicious . . . )