Archaeologists always exult over their discoveries — a bone-handled spoon, a bird-skeleton. Wonderful, I guess. But when I go back into my YouTube archives, I come up with Rebecca Kilgore and friends touching our hearts. I’ll trade that for any noseless bust or porcelain ornament.
So very touching: featuring one of the greatest singers I know in a September 21st late-night set with Duke Heitger’s Swing Band at Jazz at Chautauqua: the other members of the Band are Dan Barrett, trombone; Dan Block, alto saxophone; Scott Robinson, tenor saxophone; Mike Greensill, piano; Howard Alden, guitar; Kerry Lewis, string bass; Bill Ransom, drums:
And the next night, Becky sent the Fellows off so that she and Keith Ingham could perform IT’S ALWAYS YOU, a 1941 Jimmy Van Heusen – Johnny Burke song from THE ROAD TO ZANZIBAR, song — of course — by Mr. Crosby to Ms. Lamour:
Such lovely sounds — beyond compare for knowing sweetness.
May your happiness increase!