SOUP AND EARS FROM COLORADO (July 26, 2019)

A family-member-by-marriage, now removed, in childhood, used to refer to the trinkets from a trip as SOUP AND EARS.

It’s stuck in my mind as a charming locution, and the answer to the question, “Hey, what’d you bring us from the Evergreen Jazz Festival?”  Never fear, dear readers.  No photographs of double rainbows, and I saw no elk, but there was glorious music.

Here are the first three performances from the first set I saw, which should give you a good idea of the intense pleasures to be found there.  The group, a favorite, is the Holland-Coots Jazz Quintet, with Brian Holland, piano; Danny Coots, drums; Marc Caparone, cornet / vocal; Steve Pikal, string bass; John Otto (for this weekend) clarinet.

EVERYBODY LOVES MY BABY:

SHINE:

Incidentally, if you think that SHINE is a “racist” song, its authors were African-American and the song is an assertion of race pride in the face of prejudices.  Read this, please.

and ALL BY MYSELF:

Those of you who know that Danny’s father was a minister won’t be surprised that Danny takes the microphone between songs to share a moral moment, a little homily: worth your attention:

There’s much more good music to come.

May your happiness increase!

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3 responses to “SOUP AND EARS FROM COLORADO (July 26, 2019)

  1. Laurence Scala

    John Otto👍

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  2. ditto- hurray for John Otto (and the rest of the gang)! He’s been on the scene a long time- saw him about a month ago with the Fat Babies in Lacey, WA.

  3. Ida Shouflet

    I loved this! Favorite tunes played by some of my favorite musicians. You can;t beat that!! What an awesome band,,,I hope to see more videos from Colorado..Thanks to one of my favorite nephews, Michael
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