Jim Fryer is a multitalented fellow: nimble, thoughtful trombonist, cornetist, euphonist (?), singer, composer, man of many thoughts and a wide repertoire of music. He showed off some of these facets in an inspiring set at the 2013 Jazz Bash by the Bay, with fellow Suspects John Cocuzzi, piano; Ike Harris, string bass; Danny Coots, drums.
Benny Carter’s evergreen, I’M IN THE MOOD FOR SWING:
Something different! Abdullah Ibrahim’s AFRICAN MARKETPLACE:
Jim’s own CRYSTAL AIR:
The pretty ballad, YOUNG AND FOOLISH:
I hope that other festivals and concerts take inspiration from this and give our own Mister Fryer more places to show what he does so well.
May your happiness increase!