I love this little band. There! I’ve said it. Kris Tokarski, piano; Hal Smith, drums; Andy Schumm, cornet and clarinet. Snug Harbor, New Orleans, September 25, 2016.
HOT CLASSICISM is on the move! And this posting is in honor of Brother Hal, for many reasons, obvious and otherwise.
FORGET-ME-NOT (with ties to Bix and Whiteman):
SUNDAY (from 1927 on, a reliable mood-improver):
STOMP OFF, LET’S GO! (thanks to Erskine Tate and that chubby young man from Back O’Town):
SHIM-ME-SHA-WABBLE (a dance we all love — more about it here):
ANGRY (not really, just excited, courtesy of the NORK):
More to come. Yes, still more!
May your happiness increase!