All that Jazz
I was brought up in a jazz Club. When President Kennedy was shot, my Dad was playing clarinet. Like all the smoke, the music got into my skin. I never saw the big names, just the regular jazzers who came to our gig: Alex Welsh, Wild Bill Davidson, Max Collie, Ken Colyer, Ruby Braff, Terry Lightfoot, Alan Elsdon, and a host of others whose names are lost to me. I have one recording of the era, a CD of Ken Colyer at the club. I think I am very fortunate to have a slice of audio, from the 1972, of a bit of my history.
These days I am less into "Trad" and more into the music of Artie Shaw, Miles Davis or Dizzy Gillespie.
Posted by Wrinkled Weasel on Monday, May 22, 2006