Joy-spreaders and happiness-increasers, they are Carl Sonny Leyland, piano / vocal; Clint Baker, string bass; Jeff Hamilton, drums. Here are three more performances from the trio’s recent excursion into Colorado for the Evergreen Jazz Festival. Here are the first three by this three: joy cubed.
This outburst of pleasure — one night before the Festival began — is from the delightful barn concert in Longmont organized by the gracious Dorothy Bradford Vernon, on July 28.
This post is a little audio-visual bouquet, not only to the swing superheroes, but especially to Dorothy, whose generous energies made everyone happy.
An early Thirties love song (who knows what a Morris chair is, now?) with the verse, at a groovy tempo:
Carl’s version of the Economic Price Index:
and the barn was well and truly rocking:
Thanks to Dorothy, Carl, Clint, Jeff, and the wonderful dancers, too.
May your happiness increase!