I would ordinarily wait to post this but I think everyone needs to take a dip in the Lagoon of Joy. There’s no lifeguard needed because the only danger one might encounter might be excessive grinning and head-bobbing. The reason?
Here’s SWEETHEARTS ON PARADE, the love-child of Louis Armstrong and Carmen Lombardo (only figuratively) performed in the most delicate swinging manner by three Youngbloods: Guillermo Perata, cornet; Fernando Montardit, guitar; Ivan Chapuis, string bass. Recorded in Buenos Aires, on January 11, 2019. That’s 2019. That’s RIGHT NOW. Let that sink in, please?
I’ve had the true good fortune to meet Fernando at The Ear Inn: he makes me think of George Van Eps, while the other two brilliances summon up Ruby Braff and Milt Hinton, among others. Gorgeous music. It falls on the ear like loving words. More, please?
May your happiness increase!