Bright sunny day in March Snow-drops and crocuses flower On luscious grass
Copyright © Gert W. Knop | Year Posted 2010
The last snow grabs at new green shoots, indifferent crocus awaken
Bob and I loved this bebop song. Betty Roche introduced this song initially in a movie with the Duke Ellington Orchestra in 1942. She was not able to record it because of the AFM Strike and finally recorded it in 1955 when she had rejoined the Duke.https://youtu.be/SxpTh7oIWwM
Bob liked Gerry Mulligan but I always liked Chet Baker better. This album came out in 1956.This is my favorite jazz record of all time. We all knew Chet could play the trumpet. I just love his smokin' voice.On this record are pianist Russ Freeman, flautist Bud Shank and harpist Corky Hale.https://youtu.be/LWbeRrQ2mJg?list=PLPaztBWnatcjf5dr7GFPMFB6iR4OxbjSu
Bob Torrison's greatest gift to me in the music sphere was jazz. I knew absolutely nothing about jazz and Bob was really into it. He taught me to love high quality jazz. We used to go to various local and downtown spots and Bob was always transfixed by the music. He was never loquacious but when jazz was playing he was never here- always there -disappearing into the sounds. One of the groups we listened to downtown in Chicago was The Ramsey Lewis Trio. Ramsey played the piano with Eldee Young on bass and Red Holt on the drums.
On this Blue Note Club recording "by the fourth set the piano was drifting noticeably out of tune (Ramsey and Oscar Peterson not only play pianos, they almost destroy them at a single sitting." Enjoy: