String bassist Rob Adkins doesn’t hang out a sign that says BANDLEADER in large letters, but it’s one of his great talents. Aside from being an uplifting musician, he assembles groups that work together splendidly.
Here’s another sample from one of his triumphant afternoons: the Saturday gig of July 25, 2015, that put together the guitar wizard Craig Ventresco and trumpeter / aspiring trombonist Mike Davis for a good time at Fraunces Tavern on Pearl Street.
Here are four more, harking back to Bix, Red Nichols, Miff, and other stars of the late Twenties.
SHE’S FUNNY THAT WAY:
ALICE BLUE GOWN:
MY MELANCHOLY BABY:
Thank you, Rob, Mike, and Craig. Age cannot wither nor custom stale this music.
May your happiness increase!