Here are three more performances by one of the best singers I know (Dawn Lambeth) with one of the best bands (Carl Sonny Leyland, piano; Marty Eggers, string bass; Jeff Hamilton, drums) captured on March 9, 2014, at the Jazz Bash by the Bay in Monterey, California.
That ought to do it, but if you need more evidence, explication, explanation . . . for once I will stand aside and let the music say what the words only hint at. And here is a previous posting from this same session, with Dawn and friends making four seriously venerable songs bright shining new.
My title is whimsical, but since I am a self-employed independent contractor in Blogland, I am allowed these japes as long as they don’t clutter up cyberspace.
ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET:
AS LONG AS I LIVE (with a divinely quirky introduction from Carl):
WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO:
Indeed. For some, what I will write next is already obvious, but many people have figured that Carl Sonny Leyland is a fine boogie-woogie and blues pianist. That’s indisputable. But some listeners have typecast him — not realizing that he is a spectacularly gratifying musician and jazz pianist. And I think that Marty and Jeff deserve a great deal of credit for uplifting the music whenever they play.
The fine news is that Dawn will be having her own sets at the 2015 Jazz Bash by the Bay which happens March 6-7-8 — something those who know about the best jazz singing are looking forward to. My sources tell me that Carl, Marty, and Jeff will be there, too, so who knows what might happen? But it will all be superb.
May your happiness increase!