When she asked what I would like, “I’ll take a dozen of your best,” I politely told the waitperson at Brenda’s French Soul Food (on Polk Street in San Francisco) in the late afternoon of June 9, 2013.
Here’s what happened — along with delicious New Orleans food: swing visitations by my friends and heroes: Tamar Korn, voice; Gordon Au, trumpet; Dennis Lichtman, clarinet; Dave Ricketts, guitar; Jared Engel, Ari Munkres, string bass; Rob Reich, accordion. A gathering of musically like-minded friends to be sure, but also a melding of three ensembles: San Francisco’s GAUCHO (Ricketts, Reich, and Munkres); Gordon’s GRAND STREET STOMPERS and Tamar Korn and Friends (everyone else). Collect them, buy the set!
BACK HOME AGAIN IN INDIANA:
BLUES EN MINEUR:
I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS:
THERE’LL BE SOME CHANGES MADE:
WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS:
IT’S LIKE REACHING FOR THE MOON:
IT’S A SIN TO TELL A LIE:
Echoes of Louis, Django, Bing, Fats, Billie — all presented in entirely individual ways.
May your happiness increase!