We did Lullaby of the Leaves right after the arrival of Annie (vocals) and Carl (trombone). Annie called for Cole Porter's All of You (I-71). Around this time, not only did Dick (vocals) arrive, but Joe (trumpet) and Elmer (tenor) to round out the group. Dick had us dig in to In a Mellow Tone (I-206). Ahmed and Wes asked for All Blues (I-18) as an instrumental. We moved on to Dick's vocal on Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (I-3##); Annie took a turn on September Song (II-345). Elmer thought Birk's Works (II-48) would be fun, and it was. I Should Care (I-194) was one I had not heard before, but it sounded good when rendered by Dick. Annie then called for It Could Happen To You (II-204). We took an instrumental turn with Blue Bossa (I-50). Dick's last turn came with Have You Met Miss Jones (I-172), and Annie finished things out with a sultry version of Honeysuckle Rose (II-167).
Will we have as big a crowd next week? We hope so!
Annie (song) and Gene (artist)
It Could Happen to You
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
Along Came Betty
Stan Getz and J. J. Johnson at the Opera House
(with Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Herb Ellis)
Your Feet’s Too Big
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRC16gBAwck (original release)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=in1eK3x1PBI (movie version)