--Louis Armstrong (1965)
The above quote is featured prominently on the wall of The Landing, the storied jazz club in the Hyatt Regency on the San Antonio Riverwalk which I visited last night for the first time in several years. Jim Cullum and his cohorts have been holding court since 1964, playing the traditional New Orleans-style jazz that some call Dixieland (though I understand that the practitioners thereof shun that term). There was a lot of fine musicianship on that stage; special kudos to the clarinetist, who was all over the place (Woody, you would've loved it). Some hardcore boppers thumb their noses at this style, but it really is played from the heart, and it is the basis for all we do today, so it's all good with me.
Other than that, this TMEA has been all about the vacation. There aren't a lot of clinics that interest me, so I've been chilling with Miles and his dad, having
I'm gonna keep enjoying the break for now. Enjoyed TCU Jazz last night (Micah wailed as always) and will catch the Metropolitan Winds this afternoon. I'll report more when I get the chance; 'till then, Kev out.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "No, I have absolutely no idea who that is either."--Me, to Miles, as I ran into yet another person who recognized me but whose name escaped me at the moment.