“WHAT’S THE HURRY?”: ALLAN VACHÉ, TOM FISCHER, JOHNNY VARRO, PAUL KELLER, DANNY COOTS (Atlanta Jazz Party, April 18, 2015)

Slow down. Where’s the fire? Do you have to be somewhere all of a sudden? Take a load off. Make yourself to home. There’s more coffee if you’d like it, and cookies, too.

All of the above translates to LINGER AWHILE, a song created in 1923 and still played and recorded a century later.

The performance below is a splendidly energized interlude for two friendly clarinets and a swinging rhythm team: Allan Vaché (left) and Tom Fischer (right), supported by Danny Coots, drums; Paul Keller, string bass; Johnny Varro, piano. All of this happened at the much-missed Atlanta Jazz Party, but happily everyone on stage is still working their magic. Don’t miss the sly references to DON’T BE THAT WAY, HIGH SOCIETY, DIGA DIGA DOO:

I hope you’ll linger over this performance: it will repay your attentiveness. And there’s more to share from this session.

May your happiness increase!

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