“A good time was had by all” continued to be true for the second half of this delightful evening. (Here is the first half, for anyone who missed it.)
I present again Emily Asher’s Garden Party — captured here nearing the end of their 2014 West Coast Tour (historians take note). Here they are at a very rewarding house concert in San Francisco, hosted by Daniel Fabricant and Vic Wong, offering a good-old-good one and three Hoagy Carmichael classics.
The GP in these videos is Emily, trombone, vocals, arrangements / compositions; Mike Davis, trumpet, vocal; Tom Abbott, reeds; Nick Russo, banjo, guitar; Rob Adkins, string bass; Jay Lepley, drums. (My videos are a little dark but the music blazes brightly.)
DARDANELLA, featuring Tom Abbott and the rhythm:
GEORGIA ON MY MIND, with a soulful vocal from Mike Davis:
LAZY BONES, with preaching by Ms. Emily after a wonderfully surprising introduction:
RIVERBOAT SHUFFLE, for the ensemble, a happily free-wheeling bunch:
May your happiness increase!