ALERT! BE ON THE LOOKOUT! ESCAPED TIGER RUNS THROUGH PENNSYLVANIA SUBURB, AUTHORITIES NOTIFIED.

I was only fooling. No need to call 911 or hide the children. I’m celebrating the closing performance of Danny Tobias and the Safe Sextet at the Pennsylvania Jazz Society’s June 13, 2021 concert in Hellertown, Pennsylvania. The Safe Sextet is Danny, trumpet and Eb alto horn; Randy Reinhart, trombone and euphonium; Mark Shane, piano; Pat Mercuri, guitar; Joe Plowman, string bass; Jim Lawlor, drums. And they play TIGER RAG — without devouring the song or the audience. This one’s for my friend / friend of the music Joan Bauer:

Anyway, should an escaped tiger have burst into the hall, we had our secret weapon / protector: Clyde Beauregard Redmile-Tobias, who would have pacified it with wags and licks:

More to come from this delightful afternoon, with no wild beasts in sight. (However, the photograph of the tiger caught my attention because of its lovely coat and shining teeth. Is there a Tiger Spa, and does this one floss?)

May your happiness increase!

2 responses to “ALERT! BE ON THE LOOKOUT! ESCAPED TIGER RUNS THROUGH PENNSYLVANIA SUBURB, AUTHORITIES NOTIFIED.

  1. Great tiger pic, Michael. You certainly know the craziest of all Tiger Rags? Here it is: https://youtu.be/PxMvevwKMSA
    Charlie Parker (as) J.B. “Dizzy” Gillespie (tpt) John La Porta (cl) Lennie Tristano (p) Billy Bauer (g) Ray Brown (b) Max Roach (d) Carl Caruso (ann) – Mutual Studios, New York NY, WOR radio broadcast – September 20, 1947

    http://www.plosin.com/milesahead/BirdSessions.aspx?s=470920

  2. Yes, I do know! Lovely to know you’re still holding that tiger.

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