What follows is, of course, organic, locally sourced, cage-free, and pasture-raised. Hot jazz that’s naturally sweet . . . no additives. This is the third part of a two-hour performance by the Rhythm Aces, led by trombonist Roy Rubinstein, and featuring Kim Cusack on clarinet, alto, and vocal; Andy Schumm on cornet and clarinet; Jim Barrett, banjo; John Widdicombe, string bass — as they won the crowd at the Breakwater in Monona, Wisconsin, on March 26, 2018. Here is what I recorded for parts one and two.
ARKANSAS BLUES (with Andy doing some very touching Hackett curves and wiggles):
DIPPERMOUTH BLUES, for Louis and Papa Joe:
POSTMAN’S LAMENT (which I associate with Johnny Wiggs and Dr. Souchon, as well as my own contemporary reaction to carrying a heavily loaded knapsack):
and what was seasonal music then, a little tardy now, Berlin’s EASTER PARADE:
More to come — and some surprises — from my Wisconsin sojourn.
May your happiness increase!