A PRECIOUS BREW: BOB HAVENS, DAN LEVINSON, KEITH INGHAM (Jazz at Chautauqua, September 20, 2014)

I know it’s almost November, but the calendar is very forgiving when it comes to autumnal beauty, that is, until I have to take the snow shovel out of the closet.

Here, Kurt Weill’s gorgeous SEPTEMBER SONG is treated with love by this unusual trio: Dan Levinson, tenor saxophone; Bob Havens, trombone; Keith Ingham, piano — who performed at the 2014 Jazz at Chautauqua weekend in Chautauqua, New York:

Speaking of calendars, Bob Havens is 84 here: he’s a marvel.

Extra credit question: is SEPTEMBER SONG (lyrics by Maxwell Anderson) more memento mori or carpe diem?  Show your work.  Here’s the original version, sung by Walter Huston:

May your happiness increase!

3 responses to “A PRECIOUS BREW: BOB HAVENS, DAN LEVINSON, KEITH INGHAM (Jazz at Chautauqua, September 20, 2014)

  1. Dan Morgenstern

    Carpe Diem for sure…as per final couplet. Does anyone still read Maxwell? Once in a Weill😩 I’m about to write you a longish re Marion Harris….

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  2. I look forward to it!

  3. Ida Melrose Shoufler

    What a treat! Keith ingham is one of my favorite pianists! Bob Havens is also a favorite musician of mine, Put together they create magic..This perfomance was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much nephew!

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