While I'm away, I have a different video clip for you each day this week. Each clip is fun and fascinating in its own right. To kick off the series, here's the Bobby Troup Trio in 1951 performing Troup's own Daddy, with singer Virginia Maxey. That's Al Viola on guitar and Lloyd Pratt on bass:
A special JazzWax thanks to Cynthia Sesso of CTSImages.com, the jazz encyclopedia himself Ira Gitler, Tony Middleton and Mark Cantor.
I love jazz because it swings.
I was first exposed to jazz in Houston.
I met Joe LoCascio and Bob Henschen.
The best show I ever attended was Pat Martino.
The first jazz record I bought was Time Out by the Dave Brubeck Quartet.
My advice to new listeners is to relax on 2 and 4 beats.