MARK YOUR CALENDARS: MARC CAPARONE, RAY SKJELBRED, JIM BUCHMANN, KATIE CAVERA, BEAU SAMPLE, HAL SMITH (San Diego Jazz Fest, Nov. 30, 2014)

A good old good one by Earl Hines, inspired by Louis Armstrong in 1928, here performed by Marc Caparone, cornet; Ray Skjebred, piano; Jim Buchmann, clarinet, Katie Cavera, guitar; Beau Sample, string bass; Hal Smith, drums, at the 35th annual San Diego Jazz Fest on Nov. 30, 2014:

Milt Gabler would have liked this. I do, too. And if I hear imaginary echoes of the small band Joe Marsala led on Fifty-Second Street, featuring Henry “Red” Allen, I don’t think it will harm anyone.

(The only small puzzle with this song — not with this performance! — is the somewhat slippery title.  MONDAY DATE?  OUR MONDAY DATE?  MY MONDAY DATE?  A MONDAY DATE?)

May your happiness increase!

6 responses to “MARK YOUR CALENDARS: MARC CAPARONE, RAY SKJELBRED, JIM BUCHMANN, KATIE CAVERA, BEAU SAMPLE, HAL SMITH (San Diego Jazz Fest, Nov. 30, 2014)

  1. Don "Zoot" Conner

    I probably comment too much, but I can’t help it. This band is another fine aggregation,always swinging and happy,to boot.Great stuff, Michael.

  2. I always appreciate good jazz and this is good.

  3. Bill Gallagher

    I could have better weathered many a Monday if they had sounded like this.

  4. Louis Armstrong sings about “Our” Monday date

  5. Michael,
    Earl Hines composed it and recorded it in 1928 as “A Monday Date”, yet it is registered at ASCAP as “My Monday Date”. ASCAP also claims “A Monday Date”, but attributes this obviously different composition to Benny Carter. When my father recorded it for Jump, the label credit read “A Monday Date”, yet when Jack Teagarden takes the vocal he uses both “Our” and “A”. Go figure…

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