I will have more to say about the delights of the 2012 Atlanta Jazz Party — wonderful musicians, a pleasant setting, nice people making everything happen, meeting old friends and making new ones — as I share more videos.
But right now I thought I would let the music speak for itself, as it does so sweetly and eloquently. On the first evening of the party, April 20, 2012, trombonist Russ Phillips took the stand with a small assemblage of creative fellows who know how to make the music soar without making too much of a show: Jon-Erik Kellso and Duke Heitger on trumpets; Allan Vache, clarinet; Mark Shane, piano; Richard Simon, string bass; Chuck Redd, drums. They floated their way with great ease through YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME — and pay special attention to the philosophical dialogue for trumpets in the middle. Delicious conversational utterances in the middle of a splendid performance:
Was ever the idea of being taken advantage of so tenderly dramatized?
For those of you who are — as I was — gently swept away by the sounds, I encourage you to click atlanta and learn more about the 2013 party. Being there is even better than watching the videos, I assure you.
May your happiness increase.