Mister Waller would be delighted. And we were too.
Vince Bartels had assembled a truly all-star band in the Condon tradition for the 2014 Sacramento Music Festival, with himself on drums, Dave Stone, string bass; Johnny Varro, piano; Allan Vaché, clarinet, Russ Phillips, trombone; Dan Barrett, trumpet. And they performed SQUEEZE ME and got every drop of sweetly lascivious energy out of it — a memorable performance indeed:
I mean my fellow-listeners no disrespect, but that performance deserved much more applause than it got. Perhaps everyone was stunned into silence. You may applaud now, as loudly as possible. If you are someplace where applause might not be appropriate, I will settle for loud grinning and sending this blogpost on to others who might like to have their spirits uplifted. OK?
May your happiness increase!