DID YOUR RECENT BLOOD TEST SHOW DECREASED GROOVE LEVELS? JAZZ LIVES IS HERE TO HELP (Redwood Coast Music Festival, May 12, 2019)

When I feel poorly, the conventional choice is this (with all respect to my internist, not pictured here):

I prefer this medical group, photographed at their 1936 convention:

A similar gathering of holistic groove-healers, inspired by Ammons and Basie, assembled on May 12, 2019, at the Redwood Coast Music Festival: doctors Carl Sonny Leyland, piano; Little Charlie Baty, guitar; Marc Caparone, cornet; Clint Baker, string bass; Jeff Hamilton, drums. “Young J.C.” is James Caparone, himself.

With thanks to Mark and Valerie Jansen, patron saints of Redwood Coast sounds, where musicians not only know how to spell RHYTHM but make it jump.

May your happiness increase!

5 responses to “DID YOUR RECENT BLOOD TEST SHOW DECREASED GROOVE LEVELS? JAZZ LIVES IS HERE TO HELP (Redwood Coast Music Festival, May 12, 2019)

  1. Sonny McGown

    Dear Michael, the Albert AmmonsRhythm Kings 1935 Decca recording of Boogie Woogie Stomp has always been one of my desert island discs. While not quite the same, this Leyland group has the right idea and makes the joint rock as they used to say. As Al “Jazzbo” Collins would say “Groovy Man!”. Thanks for posting.

  2. Carl Spencer

    Michael They must have been Cockney, that’s why they dropped their aitches……. Cheers Carl >

  3. Carl, ??. Michael

  4. Paige VanVorst

    Always enjoyed that band. After I wrote an article about Guy Kelly for the Rag I had a nice letter from Fred Wacker, a longtime Chicago musician. He heard them often and took lessons from Dalbert Bright, the saxophonist. He said Bright was good enough that Benny Goodman wouldn’t dare open his clarinet case when he visited the club, and that Bright was seldom if ever outplayed.

  5. Great story. I assume you liked the 2019 video too?

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