WISTFUL, THEN HOT: ROB ADKINS, MIKE DAVIS, CRAIG VENTRESCO at FRAUNCES TAVERN (July 25, 2015)

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.

Rob Adkins

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.

I’ve posted good music from this gig before, hereherehere, and [in part] hereand I’m not through yet.  (That’s how much fun it was.)

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:

LOUISIANA:

MY MELANCHOLY BABY:

Thank you, Rob, Mike, and Craig.  Age cannot wither nor custom stale this music.

May your happiness increase!

 

7 responses to “WISTFUL, THEN HOT: ROB ADKINS, MIKE DAVIS, CRAIG VENTRESCO at FRAUNCES TAVERN (July 25, 2015)

  1. Sordoni III, Andrew

    Michael, for your non-resident subscribers, please consider posting your favorite (recommended) venues for good music and hospitality in NYC. Your post would allow us to maximize limited time in New York. Regards, Andrew

    Sent from my iPad

  2. I will indeed consider . . . but all one has to do is follow my wandering steps in New York . . . to the Ear Inn, Fat Cat, Smalls, Mezzrow, Pegu, Fraunces Tavern, The Drawing Room, Radegast, Casa Mezcal, and one has the beginnings of a list. For a more comprehensive list, subscribers should check out the online jazz monthly HOT HOUSE, which has many more places and people than I could ever list. Nice to meet you, Sir!

  3. Another source for NYC performance postings is https://www.facebook.com/groups/NYCTradJazzandSwing/

  4. bravo, cats!

  5. Mike’s picking up trombone? Wow–I wanna hear that!

  6. aha–there’s the ‘bone on Alice Blue Gown–nice!

  7. Pingback: EIGHT BY THREE AND SOMETIMES FOUR (ROB ADKINS, MIKE DAVIS, CRAIG VENTRESCO, and TAMAR KORN, JULY 25, 2015, Fraunces Tavern) | JAZZ LIVES

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