November 15, 2009


(Heading into Sunday Night on a mellow note)

I just realized I've been giving Jazz a short shrift this past week at The Roundtable. Being Sunday night, I can't think of a better excuse than to dive into this Blue Note side, My Old Flame cut on January 31, 1945 featuring the Benny Morton All Stars with Ben Webster, Barney Bigard and an amazing pianist who has been criminally neglected, Sammy Benskin.

A little session info:

Benny Morton's All Stars

Benny Morton (tb) Barney Bigard (cl) Ben Webster (ts) Sammy Benskin (p) Israel Crosby (b) Eddie Dougherty (d)

WOR Studios, NYC, January 31, 1945

BN219-0 My Old Flame Blue Note 47

All in all, a good way to end another insane week.

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