For Fun: Weiss, Most & Co.

Mort Weiss identified himself in a comment here as “the world’s greatest out-of-work Jewish bebop clarinet player.” That may be, but he found work one night not long ago at Steamers jazz club in the Los Angeles area. Weiss led a band with Sam Most, tenor sax and flute; Ron Eschete, guitar; Luther Hughes, bass; and Roy McCurdy, drums. The tune is Jerome Kern’s “I’m Old Fashioned” at a lovely, relaxed tempo. Most’s two tenor choruses channeling Lester Young are as enjoyable as watching him dig Eschete.

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  1. Dr. Mike Baughan says

    Don’t even drink martinis, but this weighs in as Desmond caliber ‘dry martini music’ with “that lovely, relaxed tempo”! Fine tune, made a hectic day a lot calmer.