That’s Jeff Hamilton, piano; Clint Baker, cornet; Robert Young, bass saxophone, brought to us by rara avis Eric Whittington of Bird & Beckett Books at
653 Chenery Street, San Francisco, California: (415) 586-3733, and captured on video by the indefatigable RaeAnn Berry of that same city.
I needed to share CRAZY RHYTHM with you for Jeff’s splendidly playful introduction and what happens next:
Clint switches to clarinet for IF I HAD YOU:
and sings on a frolicsome I’M CRAZY ‘BOUT MY BABY:
What musical evening would be complete without Alex Hill’s DELTA BOUND?
Bird and Beckett offers a variety of music, readings — a wise comfortable place. And books. Of course.
At this writing, RaeAnn has posted fifteen videos, found here. Her YouTube channel introduced me to the wonders of California hot almost a decade ago, so I value her continued work.
And to Clint, Jeff, Robert, and Eric: thanks for keeping the heat on. We need it.
May your happiness increase!