Delicious music, full of warm surprises.
The infinite varieties of love in swingtime — the lover bemoaning aloneness; proclamations of the highest fidelity; celebrations of the lover’s sweetness; love couched as the wish for an extended life span . . . with gentle nods to Bix, to Lee Wiley, to Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler, to Louis, to Bing, to Jim Goodwin — all of these tenderly and heatedly embodied by Dawn, Ray Skjelbred, piano; Marc Caparone, cornet, on the morning of November 28, 2015, at the San Diego Jazz Fest.
REACHING FOR SOMEONE (Ray and Marc):
ANYTIME, ANYDAY, ANYWHERE (the Trio):
SUGAR (the Trio):
AS LONG AS I LIVE (the Trio):
CABIN IN THE PINES (Marc and Ray):
(Let’s have a Billy Hill set by this band at the 2016 San Diego Jazz Fest.)
Here — for those who vibrate to such beauty — is the trio’s first set, on the preceding day.
Thanks again to Hal Smith and Paul Daspit for making such beauty not only possible but visible and audible. I can’t wait to see what happens at the 2016 San Diego Jazz Fest. And, as I pointed out, the Trio is setting up its touring schedule for this coming year, and might have a few dates available. If you have a festival or a concert series . . . I’ll help you get in touch with them.
May your happiness increase!