“It’s Been So Long” – Edmond Hall’s Swingtet (1944)

Blue Note; New York, May 5, 1944: Benny Morton-tb/Edmond Hall-cl/Harry Carney-bar/Don Frye-p/Everett Barksdale-g/Alvin Raglin-b/Sidney Catlett-d.

A something in a summer‘s noon – A depth – an Azure – a perfume – Transcending ecstasy. — Emily Dickinson

From the poem: A Something In A Summer’s Day.

It’s not quite summer yet, but this song, this poem and the promising weather here in Seattle today seem to just fit together nicely.

Edmond Hall With Clarinet (date unknown)

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Known for his exuberant and rough-edged solos, Edmond Hall had a distinctive, personable and immediately recognizable clarinet sound that conveyed a depth of feeling and expression, even when he was playing in the “Dixieland” idiom.

Linsen to Edmond Hall’s All Star Quintet (1944), here.

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