It is sad to report that the great trumpeter Jack Sheldon has died at the age of 88. Sheldon sang with spirit, style, phrasing and good humor that paralleled his trumpet playing. This video is from his 1984 appearance at Lulu White’s Mahogany Hall in the New Orleans French Quarter. The other members of his band were Dave Frishberg, piano; John Pisano, guitar; and Dave Stone, bass. Reader Peter Levin’s comment is correct; the drummer is Frankie Capp. The tune is Duke Ellington’s “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.”
For more about Sheldon’s multi-faceted career, see this Don Heckman article in The Los Angeles Times.
Jack Sheldon, RIP