As soon as this impromptu band started to play, a famous picture came to mind:
The spelling at the 33rd San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Festival was better but the music was just as inspiring as the blue-label Deccas that pianist Albert Ammons made with (if I recall correctly) trumpeter Guy Kelly and reedman Dalbert Bright in Chicago in 1936.
The San Diego version (assembled on November 24, 2012) was composed of Carl, piano / vocals; Clint Baker, trumpet; Chloe Feoranzo, reeds; Marty Eggers, string bass; Jeff Hamilton, drums. And they rocked!
EARLY IN THE MORNING:
I WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR YOU:
IT HAD TO BE YOU:
KEY TO THE HIGHWAY:
LOUISIANA FAIRY TALE:
THREE LITTLE WORDS (with the famous and apt riff from Lester Young’s 1943 Commodore date):
May your happiness increase.