The lyrical, propulsive string bassist Jon Burr often presents a program of the music associated with Stephane Grappelli, and with good reason — not only because he loves the idiom, but as a memory of the dozen years he worked and appeared with the violin master.
Here, at the 2013 Jazz at Chautauqua (now known as the Allegheny Jazz Party) Jon and nobly swinging string friends — Paul Patterson, violin, Howard Alden, guitar, and guest Andy Stein (on the closing selection) make beautiful music.
ALL GOD’S CHILLUN GOT RHYTHM:
PENNIES FROM HEAVEN:
NUAGES / DAPHNE:
Jon, Howard, and two dozen other notables will be making music at the Allegheny Jazz Party during September 18-21, 2014. I know I’ve mentioned it twice in this post, but it’s very good news. See for yourself.
May your happiness increase!