Mar
15

Sunday Morning Music

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Jazz guitarist Jim Hall performs “I’m Getting Sentimental Over You” with a trio consisting of Steve Swallow on bass and Walter Perkins on drums. This tune was Hall’s feature on Art Farmer’s “Live at the Half-Note” record and this footage is likely from a 1964 appearance of the Farmer quartet.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rvl8ddQhok[/youtube]

Comments

  1. David Cohen says:

    Gordon—-
    I’m a fan of your blog, and have been using it for awhile now as source material and inspiration for some of my editorial cartoons. I am also a musician, and I really like the occasional videos you put up.
    This video was especially fun for me to watch! Years back I got to do some illustration work for Carla Bley and Steve Swallow for some of their CD covers, and had a chance to meet them both. I have been in touch with them over the years, and still send them cartoons. They both have wacky senses of humor, and are very cool folks besides being phenomenal musicians and composers.
    I wrote to Steve to tell him that I saw a much younger version of himself in this video, and he wrote me back to say that he had just watched it again, and it brought back many fond memories of that show and those bandmates. He did say, however, that the drummer was not Walter Perkins, but Pete LaRoca.
    Accuracy and transparency, right?
    Good luck with your campaign, and I’ve started working on your cariacture!

  2. Gordon Smith says:

    Thanks, David!

    It’s incredible to hear that Steve Swallow watched himself at Scrutiny Hooligans.

    I appreciate the praise, and I’m looking forward to seeing myself Cohencidented.

  3. David Cohen says:

    Gordon—
    sorry to deflate a bubble, but I didn’t send Steve a link—-he looked it up himself on YouTube and found the video.
    While I’m sure that he is a hooligan of more than one ilk, he hasn’t earned the rank of Scrutinizer just yet.
    He had a great story about how he and Pete had been up all night playing at a club in London, and were somehow convinced (sleep deprivation?) that they needed new shoes for the BBC broadcast, so they waited outside a shoe store until it opened, bought the shoes, and then were slightly late getting back to the studio! He also said that they were in their Art Farmer Quartet suits; if the video had been in color, we would have seen that the suits were olive green!