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 second substantial portion of heartfelt jazz — good old good ones that will never grow old. We like it, we like it:
I COVER THE WATERFRONT:
MAMA INEZ (add Ray Heitger, clarinet):
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY:
May your happiness increase!