Magnolia's Wedding Day Climax JB – Dick Cary 1978
Climax Jazz Band in a 1978 TV show featuring alto horn player Dick Cary. Dick Cary was the first pianist in Louis Armstrong's All Stars
Already in the late fifties in the Netherlands when I started collecting jazz LP’s some of my favourrites were these Eddie Condon recordings. In many Dick Cary was on piano and on occasion he played the Eb alto horn. With a beautiful tone and with these fabulous counterpoint improvisations he became one of my jazz heroes.
It was of course an enormous honor and thrill to be able to have him play with our band on a TV show. Magnolia’s Wedding Day is pleasant tune to improvise through. Much later I realized that the bridge should have a different chord structure. However Dick didn’t know the tune and therefore all went fine and smooth. One of the favourite film clips in my collection.