When you’re sliding, the whole world slides with you. Or we hope so.
These are trombonists I don’t mind encouraging, and a nifty medium-uptempo blues is a cure for many ills.
This one — the line Artie Shaw called SUMMIT RIDGE DRIVE after his home address of the time, recorded by the Gramercy 5 — is brought to swinging life by Russ Phillips (left), Dan Barrett (right), trombone; Rossano Sportiello, piano; Nicki Parrott, string bass; John Cocuzzi, drums. One of the hundreds of sweet highlights of the 2015 Atlanta Jazz Party.
And what a rhythm section. Everyone‘s sliding, and not a cliche in sight.
May your happiness increase!