We had such a good time! Fine music and warm feelings filled the room when Stephanie Trick and Paolo Alderighi, piano; Marty Eggers, string bass; Danny Coots, drums, played to a full house at the Rossmoor Jazz Club in Walnut Creek, California, on March 11, 2014. For those of you who couldn’t make it, here is the first half of this glorious concert.
“Effervescent” and “versatile” are the two words that come to mind when I think of Stephanie and Paolo.
While you are admiring the beaming pair, please don’t neglect Marty and Danny — rocking and flexible, rhythm men of great renown.
And here’s the rest, with a chocolate-covered surprise at the end.
GRANDPA’S SPELLS (with Paolo’s dangerous but perfectly controlled elbow):
‘DEED I DO:
IT HAD TO BE YOU:
EXACTLY LIKE YOU:
I WISH I WERE TWINS (as a samba):
TEA FOR TWO CHA CHA CHA:
ST. LOUIS BLUES:
(The Rossmoor Jazz Club offers concerts monthly in a beautiful hall for reasonable prices: see here for their schedule and details. Additional concerts are November 19: the Crown Syncopators — Frederick Hodges, Marty Eggers, and Virginia Tichenor; December 10, the Devil Mountain Jazz Band. The Beloved and I will for certain be there when Ray Skjelbred and his Cubs play, and when Clint Baker’s New Orleans Jazz Band romps. Check the schedule for these marvels in the offing.)
May your happiness increase!