Student: “Professor, I’ve fallen behind in my work. I’ve been having a hard time keeping up with the Complete Morton Project, the weekly series of performances by David Horniblow, reeds, and Andrew Oliver, piano.”
Professor: “I understand. Just be sure to watch, listen, and marvel.”
Student: “Thank you, Professor. May the Stomp be with you.”
Professor: “You too.”
Here’s FRANCES, so sprightly because the demeaning adjective has vanished:
Something more pensive, COURTHOUSE BUMP. The law can make one that way:
and, going back a week, OIL WELL, Jelly’s mocking nickname for Harrison Smith, who dreamed he would make his fortune in petroleum:
and finally, SIDEWALK BLUES, shorn of its comic trappings:
Thank you, Andrew, David, and of course, Mister Jelly Roll. By now, my astute readers have already subscribed to the Complete Morton Project’s YouTube channel. And here is my most recent post, with details of Andrew’s blog, the Vitality Five’s new e-78, and more healing jive, something I don’t take lightly these days. Nor should you.
May your happiness increase!