Eddie Condon told the story of watching Fats Waller get a band together for the MINOR DRAG / HARLEM FUSS session, and that Fats’ response to an idea that pleased him was “Fine, wonderful, perfect!”  (although each word may have had its own exclamation point).

FWP might never become my new acronym for sheer bliss, but it will do for the music that Connie Jones and Tim Laughlin created at the 2014 San Diego Jazz Fest.  I posted two sublime performances a day or two ago, and bowing to popular demand (my own and others’) here are a few more.  Rich and rare!

These are the two final performances Tim’s New Orleans All Stars created for us on their closing set of November 30, 2014 (the NOAS were Tim, clarinet; Connie, cornet; Doug Finke, trombone; Chris Dawson, piano; Katie Cavera, guitar; Marty Eggers, string bass; Hal Smith, drums).

An easy but soaring IDA (for Auntie):

And something for the Swing Ironists, CALIFORNIA HERE I COME:


May your happiness increase!

2 responses to ““FINE, WONDERFUL, PERFECT!”: MORE FROM CONNIE and TIM at SAN DIEGO (November 2014)

  1. Thank you for the song! I love it, and the band did soar! It warms my heart to hear this music, I am grateful for you, and the music you post. You are a gem, NM.

  2. David O'Connor

    Thanks for the many hours of enjoyment, Michael. Tim tells a story every time I hear him. What a blessing you share with the world. I “…wish you enough.” Be Well

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