My friend Laura Beth Wyman, flutist and videographer, is blazing new trails, with camera, microphone, tripod, and notepad, boldly capturing hot jazz in Michigan and bringing it back alive for everyone.
Her YouTube channel is still in its youth, but the music she’s captured so far is deliciously mature. Vintage, in fact.
I encourage you to subscribe, and after doing so you can enjoy two performances from an October 5, 2014 West Shore Jazz Society concert by the Chicago Salty Dogs, who were for this occasion Kim Cusack, leader and clarinet; Art Davis, trumpet; Frank Gualtieri, trombone; James Dapogny, piano; Mike Walbridge, helicon tuba; Jack Kuncl, banjo; Steve Torrico, drums. These performances took place at the Oak Ridge Golf Club, Norton Shores, Michigan.
Something for Jimmie Noone and Earl Hines (honored but not imitated by Cusack and Dapogny), APEX BLUES:
And for Mister Morton, a rollicking version of the WOLVERINE BLUES complete with two piano and one tuba solo:
Thanks to the Dogs and to the intrepid Ms. Wyman, climbing apexes and on the lookout for wolverines. I hear tell there will be more music captured in its native Michigan habitats in future.
May your happiness increase!