The deeply talented musician Jean-Francois Bonnel just called our attention to these two solo performances — Jack Teagarden, recorded backstage — improvising on LOVER (his famous solo) and the blues (looser). They are astonishing displays of what Jack always did — make the absolutely impossible look, if not easy, at least plausible.
The brass players in the audience will be able to tell us just how superheroic that playing is. The rest of us will simply have to smile and marvel. Jack’s been gone almost fifty years — but he hasn’t been equalled or replaced.
(Bless Jack for sharing his talents so open-heartedly, and bless the recordist!)
May your happiness increase.