I could write at length about the time when jazz and popular music embraced worldwide, but rather than lament that era’s diminution, I will say only that it was a privilege to witness these four performances: masterful artists at play.
The first two songs were performed by Freddy Cole, piano and vocal; Randy Napoleon, guitar; Frank Tate, string bass, and the latter two Had Freddy and Randy joined by Bucky Pizzarelli, guitar; Paul Keller, string bass; Eddie Metz, drums.
Melody plus swinging improvisation plus sentiment plus joy.
AMONG MY SOUVENIRS:
SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY:
IT’S ONLY A PAPER MOON:
Sweetly and memorably grooving. Thank you, Freddy, Randy, Frank, Bucky, Paul, Eddie.
May your happiness increase!
Thank you for sharing these memories which also feature my friends.
As you yourself do!