I think if Bill de Blasio knew about this video, he would make it the Official New York Song of Welcome. It has everything, doesn’t it? Joy, playfulness, knife and fork, bottle and a cork, waiters crossing to and fro . . . and glorious hot music. All of this happened at Fraunces Tavern (54 Pearl Street) at their regular Saturday jazz brunch, on July 25. 2015.
Music provided by Rob Adkins, string bass; Craig Ventresco, guitar; Mike Davis, cornet; guest luminary Tamar Korn, cosmic-traveler. The song is a late Jelly Roll Morton composition (1940?) GOOD OLD NEW YORK:
Even if you were feeling good before this, don’t you feel better?
May your happiness increase!