I’LL HEAR THIS IN MY DREAMS: DAN BARRETT, JON-ERIK KELLSO, SCOTT ROBINSON, BOB REITMEIER, ALEX HOFFMAN, ROSSANO SPORTIELLO, JON BURR, PETE SIERS (Jazz at Chautauqua, September 20, 2012)

Where it happened!

I think of this as the Jazz at Chautauqua Thursday Night All-Star Jam Band, and after you hear and see them for nine minutes I predict you will understand why.

Thursday night sessions, before the jazz weekend began, were loose swinging affairs in the Athenaeum Hotel parlor, where we sat at the same level as the musicians (rather than below them in a large ballroom) and all kinds of good things happened, as they did on September 20, 2012.

Here are Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Scott Robinson, cornet; Dan Barrett, trombone; Bob Reitmeier, clarinet; Alex Hoffman, tenor saxophone; Rossano Sportiello, piano; Jon Burr, string bass; Pete Siers, drums, romping on I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS, which begins in the most sweetly exalted 1936 Teddy Wilson style. Imperishable. I can’t watch it only once. And to list all the delights would take away your pleasure in finding them, so get ready to compile your own list of astonishments:

That kind of performance — expertise, wit, enthusiasm, joy — happens often when musicians of this caliber gather and the cosmic vibrations are right, but to me this is a perfectly memorable interlude, one I treasure.

Thanks to the musicians and to the late Joe Boughton, the emperor of rare songs, swing, and good feeling.

May your happiness increase!

4 responses to “I’LL HEAR THIS IN MY DREAMS: DAN BARRETT, JON-ERIK KELLSO, SCOTT ROBINSON, BOB REITMEIER, ALEX HOFFMAN, ROSSANO SPORTIELLO, JON BURR, PETE SIERS (Jazz at Chautauqua, September 20, 2012)

  1. Sordoni III, Andrew

    Michael,
    Although I never met Joe Boughton personally I admired his work and think that Jump was an under appreciated company and worthy of a tribute.
    Regards,
    Andy

    Andrew J. Sordoni, III
    45 Owen Street
    Forty Fort, PA 18704
    (570) 283-6202

  2. Alan Webster

    Great stuff and happy memories, in my travels before and after 9/11 hearing Dan, John Erik, Scott and Rossano in various locations including Chautaqua, Melbourne Australia and Nairn Scotland.

  3. I look at this on my phone. There was no icon to hit to see the music. I can’t cut and paste that long address into my phone. Very disappointing.

  4. So sorry. Go to Google and type in “JAZZ LIVES” and “Dreams” and it should come up. Or go to YouTube and search “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” with one of the musicians’ names. But I must interrupt your disappointment to say that many people have been able to view JAZZ LIVES on their phones . . .

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