Sweet Georgia Brown – Peanuts Hucko All Stars 1985
Another great session to close this concert at the 1985 Bern Jazz Festival. Great masters having a spontenuous jam. What better tune than Sweet Georgia Brown
On trumpets Yank Lawson and Wild Bill Davison. On cornet Warren Vache. In the reed section session leader Peanuts Hucko clarinet, Bob Wilber soprano sax, Danny Moss tenor sax. Trombones: George Masso and Bill Allred. Ralph Sutton piano, Bucky Pizzarelli guitar, Jack Lesberg bass and Gus Johnson drums.
It is great to see and hear these great musicians more or less sticking to their established routines, after all, these made them famous and recognizable. Then there is this young rebel! Warren Vache, with an incredible technique but also with this wonderful perception throws in the one musical surprise after the other. At a certain point during their exchange solo chorus Wild Bill indicates that maybe one of his valves is not coming up as fast as he had wished for. This makes Warren burst out laughing, but he never misses a note in his next lines.
Obviously Warren is excited and indicates a drum break in one of the last few ensembles, but nobody else noticed. After it’s over Warren keeps laughing at Gus, the drummer. Yes, this happens so often in our music and it so so good to see that it happens to the best as well. The fun of improvised jazz!