Until the past couple of days, spring around here was a date on the calendar and a rumor. But now there are tulips in front of the house. And magnolia blossoms 15 feet from the kitchen window.
Next on the list was azaleas, but during my cycling expedition, there was not an azalea to be found. Then, I remembered this one:
The enlightened regular Rifftides audience doesn’t need IDs, but just in case someone new dropped by, these were the players: Louis Armstrong, trumpet and voice; Duke Ellington, piano, with drummer Danny Barcelona and bassist Mort Herbert from Armstrong’s rhythm section in 1961, when that was recorded. The album has been reissued.
Here’s a bonus, azaleas pirated from the internet.