Duke Heitger’s wonderful Steamboat Stomp in New Orleans — a jazz festival on the steamboat Natchez — started unofficially the night before, Thursday, October 10, 2013, with a sweetly evocative session at The Palm Court Jazz Cafe (1204 Decatur Street). Duke’s colleagues were clarinetist / saxophonist Otis Bazoon, pianist David Boeddinghaus, string bassist Richard Moten, and drummer Jeff Hamilton. Later, some friends and family arrived to have fun on the bandstand, too.
Here’s a substantial portion of spicy music.
AUNT HAGAR’S BLUES:
KING PORTER STOMP:
May your happiness increase!