Stevedore Stomp - Climax Jazz Band 1996
Just a few months before my wife and I were going to move to the west coast of Canada to start enjoying early retirement our band was invited for a second trip to Japan. We played a a series of 5 concerts for large audiences somewhere from between 5 and 8 thousand people per concert.
In the band we had several guests. Pieter Meijers, a wonderful clarinet player, originally from the Netherlands and now living in California had organized this tour for the band. Additional strength in the rhythm group came from pianist Randy Morris from Florida, who worked at Disneyworld as a staff musician.
The regular members in the band were Bob Erwig cornet, Len Gosling trombone, Jack Vincken banjo, Chris Daniels bass and Jamie Aug drums.
Stevedore Stomp is a Duke Ellington composition originally recorded by his Cotton Club Orchestra in March 1929.