Here’s the first part of a wonderful concert / dance created by Gordon Au’s Grand Street Stompers at Grand Central Station on May 5, 2016. The Stompers are Gordon (of course), trumpet, compositions / arrangements, vocal; Matt Koza, clarinet / soprano; Matt Musselman, trombone; Nick Russo, banjo / guitar; Rob Adkins, string bass.
And the second part!
YOU’RE NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT A SMILE:
THE SOUND OF MUSIC:
THE BALLAD OF BUS 38:
And for the deep explication that Gordon only hints at, here’s his wonderfully elliptical blog, THAT OF LOWLY PWUTH. Yes, you did read that correctly.
And to think — before this, I’d thought of Grand Central Station simply as the eastern terminus of the Forty-Second subway shuttle, the “S” — not as a secret mecca for lyrical hot jazz. That’s New York City for you: one surprise tumbling in on another.
May your happiness increase!