What blessings these nimble deep fellows are giving us! Two live duet performances of Jelly Roll Morton’s music every Tuesday: David Horniblow, reeds, and Andrew Oliver, piano: the Complete Morton Project. And they show no signs of becoming weary.
I have to catch up, so here are four lovely offerings. With a surprise at the end.
One of my favorite Morton compositions. Even though I miss the vocal, the song itself has such sweet energy. It’s MISTER JELLY LORD:
And another classic that I love — whether it’s FROG-I-MORE or FROGGIE MOORE (the contortionist?):
Here’s a rollicking performance of a Morton composition that I think few know, EACH DAY:
And what is for me the real prize, MILENBERG JOYS (home of variant spellings) performed at the most luxuriant dance tempo, sinuous and lyrical:
But wait! There’s more! The latest e-78 from the Vitality Five:
The Five adds Michael McQuaid, Martin Wheatley, and Nicholas D. Ball to the already heady mix of David and Andrew: joyous hot carbonation bubbles away.
May your happiness increase!