The title should tell it all, but if you’re new to the scene, it’s Rob Adkins, string bass and organizer; Mike Davis, cornet and sometimes trombone — evoking Sandy Williams as well as Rank and Miff — ; Craig Ventresco, guitar; Tamar Korn, vocals and theatre. Recorded on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street in downtown New York City.
(And if you believe that SHINE is a racist song, please read this and get enlightened.)
Tamar leaps in for CRAZY RHYTHM, verse and all:
Tamar performs LAZY RIVER, a song she’s been enjoying since I first heard her (and at a perfect tempo):
And some quartet optimism with a side of Higginbotham for SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET:
One for young Bix, the NORK, and the Brunies brothers, ANGRY:
THAT’S A-PLENTY, dusted off and brought to vibrant life:
The lovely TISHOMINGO BLUES:
and what may not be the eternal question, IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT DIXIE?:
Notwithstanding the dim lighting and the talkative patrons, this was a glorious jazz session. I recorded and shared thirteen other selections, which you can visit or revisit here, here, here, here,here, and here (where I paired Mike with Connie Jones and Marc Caparone, and no one minded at all).
Some will wish to nominate the above effusion as Most Hyperlinking in a Jazz Blog for January 2016, but I hope you will click away, for rewards await.
May your happiness increase!