Rob Adkins (string bass and catalyst) brought two of his illustrious friends to Casa Mezcal on Orchard Street in New York City for a Sunday afternoon gig on October 25th — the inventive pianist Ehud Aherie and the very lyrical swinging reedman Dan Block. Here‘s the first part of that afternoon’s Hymn to Beauty.
And four more.
WHO? (rarely played in jazz, but certainly linked to Lester via the odd and wonderful Glenn Hardman 1939 session):
I COVER THE WATERFRONT (from Louis to Billie to Lester to everyone):
BABY BROWN (written by Alex Hill but forever identified with Fats Waller):
I’M COMIN’ VIRGINIA (Tram, Bix, and many more, including Jimmy Rushing):
Couldn’t be better.
May your happiness increase!