Jazz and Poultry

Sunday, December 06, 2009

  I played the first Christmas gig of the season tonight -- a house party on Long Island.  We as musicians have this oddity -- a December repertoir.  It's like unpacking this songs out of mothballs.  You have to get the dust off of them on that first gig and then you're good to go.  Do I like Chestnuts in Eb or F?  Where does Let It Snow go on the bridge again?  What's that good Charlie Brown song again?  Oh yeah, it's Christmas Time is Here.  Or is it Wintertime is Here?

   Now these tunes are good to go and for the next two and a half weeks we'll be running them into the ground.  Then we'll pack them away for another 11 months.


Posted at 01:56 am by commish


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Born in a small coal mining town, I combine the ability to play I Got Rhythm in all 11 and a half keys with my love of washing machines to form a perspective so skewed that my wife insists on seperate seatings at dinner.


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