It was my first time at The Bombay Club in New Orleans, and I know it won’t be my last. The music was splendid — as you will see and hear — created by Kris Tokarski, piano; James Evans, reeds and vocal; Hal Smith, drums.
I’M PUTTING ALL MY EGGS IN ONE BASKET:
DON’T BLAME ME:
BUT NOT FOR ME:
I would point out that Kris, James, and Hal aren’t involved in some densely researched multi-layered repertory project. They are stylistic rovers, happily wandering around in the glorious present of swing, creating beautiful sounds and deeply listening to each other. Individualists who have given their hearts to the collective endeavor.
There’s more from this glorious session. I guarantee it.
May your happiness increase!