Now that I’ve gotten your attention. That’s what I’ve been eating (with some digressions) on my first cruise — also the inaugural STOMPTIME cruise — on the Celebrity Equinox. Tasty, fresh, lively. The same can be said about what I’m hearing: music from a wonderful assortment of bands and soloists, including Frederick Hodges, Stephanie Trick, Paolo Alderighi, Pat Bergeson, Andy Reiss, Annie Sellick, Jeff Barnhart,Dick Maley, Carl Sonny Leyland, Nate Ketner, Sam Rocha, Clint Baker . . . !
Here is a video souvenir from the first night of the cruise, music by the Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet (Brian Holland, piano; Danny Coots, drums; Marc Caparone, cornet; Evan Arntzen, reeds, Steve Pikal, string bass). Recorded at sea aboard the Celebrity Equinox on April 27, 2019. And all I will say is “Ev’ry star above / knows the swing I love”:
Did you dig?
You should know that there is a second STOMPTIME cruise, seven days to Alaska, in mid-June 2020. (I think it’s June 12-19, but you should check.) If the creeks don’t rise, I’ll be there.
May your happiness increase!