Daily Archives: November 7, 2012

AFFIRMATIONS IN SWING with REBECCA KILGORE, DAN BARRETT, ROSSANO SPORTIELLO, JON BURR, RICKY MALICHI at JAZZ AT CHAUTAUQUA (September 21, 2012)

I didn’t think I’d be posting this after a massive storm — whose sweet name “Sandy” gave no hint of its powers — and with rain and snow on the way.  But if ever there was a need for optimistic sweet swing, it’s now.

Rebecca Kilgore lights the way — here, at an evening session at Jazz at Chautauqua 2012.  With guitar in hands, she shows us how to be happy and supplies incontrovertible evidence why the quest for happiness is worth it . . . with help from Dan Barrett, trombone and arrangements; Rossano Sportiello, piano; Jon Burr, string bass; Ricky Malichi, drums.

“Talk of heaven on earth — we’ve got more than our share.”

A lightly Brazilian version of EAST OF THE SUN:

She makes us believe — IT’S A WONDERFUL WORLD:

Even though the title is ambivalent, Rebecca and the band aren’t — SOMETIMES I’M HAPPY (thanks to Lester Young, 1943):

Thank you, Doctors Kilgore, Sportiello, Barrett, Burr, and Malichi.  I feel much better.

May your happiness increase.