Weekend Extra: Apricots and Bechet

It was 97 degrees today and time to get the apricots off the tree. In 2008, the tree produced two apricots. This year, it compensated, loading its branches with huge fruits. Eat your hearts out. Or, better, visit Rifftides World Headquarters and eat an apricot. The two bushels are perhaps a fifth of the tree's output. What does this have to do with jazz? It's summertime. Here's Sidney Bechet. … [Read more...]