A FEW CHORUSES AGO

The Nice Jazz Festival, 1948.  Henry Goodwin, trumpet; Robert Sage Wilber, clarinet / soprano saxophone; Jimmy Archey, trombone; Pops Foster, string bass; Sammy Price, piano; Mezz Mezzrow, clarinet.  Not photographed: Baby Dodds, drums.

Mezzrow Band

Happily, Mr. Wilber — then the baby of the band — is still with us, playing, recording, and traveling. Music keeps you young. Thanks to Pug Horton for providing this glimpse of the past, only sixty-six years ago.

May your happiness increase!

2 responses to “A FEW CHORUSES AGO

  1. Herrlibe@aol.com

    Michael: Photographed Wilber at Sidney Bechet Society’s tribute concert for Arbors Records 5/19 at Symphony Space on Upper Broadway. He played a duet with Bucky Pizzarelli on Bechet’s line “Si Tu Vois Ma Mere” where he lost his way during his improvised solo & sequed into “Lady Be Good” (Bucky laughed). The multireedist is entitled to be a little absent-minded at age 86. Me, I’m only 68, & I still haven’t gotten around to posting a Picasa web album of my pix from that concert or from the NY Hot Jazz Fest the day before. Are you sure you want to give up on the Big Apple? John

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