For those who keep track: it’s September 1, 2013; I am back in New York, dreaming of California (which translates to the Nymph of Novato). Since I can’t be there for breakfast with her, some locally sourced music is the next best thing.
The Golden Gate Rhythm Machine, established in 1984, sounds anything but mechanistic in these four performances from the 2013 Cline Wine and Dixieland Jazz Festival in Sonoma, California. They are Scott Anthony, banjo, vocal; Bob Schulz, cornet, vocal; Jim Maihack, trombone; Clint Baker, clarinet; Robert Young, bass saxophone; Bob Hirsch, piano; Bill Maginnis, drums. Three good old good ones — evoking Bennie Moten, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis and the Dodds brothers, and a Frank Loesser classic from the mid-Forties.
SLOW BOAT TO CHINA:
May your happiness increase!