Some regard caffeine and sugar as if the respective containers were marked with skull and crossbones, with reason. Those addictive substances upset the physical and nervous system. Like Macbeth, they murder sleep.
But the music presented here will not cause insomnia, nervousness, or digestive upset. Its only effect is an increase in one’s holistic well-being. The subject at hand is a performance from March 1, 2019 at the Jazz Bash by the Bay, by Dawn Lambeth, vocal; Paolo Alderighi, piano; Sam Rocha, string bass, and it makes me as euphoric as good coffee or tea. And please watch and listen to the end, so you don’t miss any surprises:
I don’t think these three wonderful musicians had ever worked together as a trio. Their floating sounds delight me, and I imagine a trio of Duke, Ivie, and Blanton brought to life in 2019.
Go ahead, pour yourself another. Good to the last note.
May your happiness increase!