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MARTY GROSZ LETS US KNOW IT (2012)

I wouldn’t go so far as to say that (I’LL BE GLAD WHEN YOU’RE DEAD) YOU RASCAL YOU expresses the guiding philosophy of Martin Oliver Grosz . . . and anyway the malice here is good-humored and swinging.

This nicely done video captures Marty and friends at a recent appearance at the Mermaid Inn — Danny Tobias, cornet; Joe Midiri, clarinet; Gary Cattley, string bass.  The video comes from GEO SOUND — created by award-winning filmmaker / composer George Manney.  Find out more about his work here.

And — wonder of wonders! — there’s a Marty Grosz Facebook fan page, where you can learn all about the great man’s comings and goings, including future gigs at the Mermaid Inn.  I hear tell he will be at the 2012 Jazz at Chautauqua, too.  The fan page is here.  And Marty will be leading another small group at the Mermaid Inn on Friday, June 8 — including ace brassman Randy Reinhart.  All you rascals should be there!

May your happiness increase.

DON’T MISS THIS: MARTY GROSZ and his FIGPICKERS, JANUARY 20, 2011, CHESTNUT HILL,PENNSYLVANIA

The night: Friday, January 20, 2011.

The place: The Mermaid Inn, 7673 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.

The time: 8:30 till midnight.

Join Marty Grosz and the Fig Pickers (Danny Tobias, cornet; Ed Wise, bass) for an evening of hot music, song, (and no doubt some hot air from Marty: witty asides, and inevitable monologue)

The price: $10 for consenting adults, half that for students.  (I’m quoting, here.  I don’t know what it costs if you are unwilling: you’ll have to work that out with the management or with the Fig Pickers themselves.)

I wish I could be there, but it’s beyond my reach, real or imagined.  And Jim Gicking (fellow guitarist and comrade-in-arms) tells me that the Mermaid Inn is a cozy place with space for forty people plus.  So get there early to be assured of a seat close to the repartee, the badinage, and the chamber swing.  Thanks to Barry Wahrhaftig of the Hot Club of Philadelphia, who has done much to make this wonderful event happen.