Marty Napoleon is not only a living legend — name someone he hasn’t played with? — but a truly playful fellow . . . rocking the house at 91. Here he is, doing a guest appearance at Harry Allen’s Feinstein’s extravaganza om June 10. Marty is genially introduced from across the room by our friend Mat Domber, who accidentally adds a few years to Marty’s age, but that all gets straightened out. And Marty takes the stage to shine with friends Harry Allen, Jon-Erik Kellso, Joe Temperley, Joel Forbes, and Chuck Riggs:
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Funny, salty, quick on the uptake, Captain Marty still knows very well where one is . . . and the other numbers as well. When he’s at the helm, the jazz ship is in good hands.
May your happiness increase.