A couple of years ago – maybe it was three – I linked Rifftides readers to a video so clever that it’s worth bringing to you again. Now that the staff has mastered the art of embedding, this time you see it right here on our screen; no linking required. When it finishes, you will see links to other creations by the same performer, who, for a reason perhaps known only to him, calls himself “Weeping Prophet.” Thanks to reader Paul Paolicelli (his real name) for reminding us of this skillful piece of work. The music is “Leap Frog” by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, with Thelonious Monk, Curly Russell and Buddy Rich (1950).
All of the tracks from the “Leap Frog” session and a wide range of Parker’s other Verve recordings are in this CD set.