Why – Okanagan Swing 2008
In the last part of his life famous jazz composer/pianist/bandleader Jelly Roll Morton recorded his composition “Why”.
For years I have been intrigued by this tune and here with our Okanagan Swing we were finally able to play it and have it recorded for youtube and dailymotion as well.
Even though it is such a good tune and loved by all the guys in the band unfortunately it is hardly been played any more.
I hope, you the listener, and you the bandleader, and you the bandmusician will pick up on this great jazz piece again and hopefully I will hear your interpretation somewhere on these websites at some time to come.
My great buddies in the band are Don Ross on tenor saxophone, Bjorn Edblad clarinet, me (Bob Erwig) on cornet, George Beazley piano, Randy Millan guitar, Bernie Addington bass and former trumpetplayer Jazzbo Bill Lowden on drums
This was recorded at a very succesful concert for the Vernon Jazz Society on April 12 , 2008.
By the way, I dig basssplayer Bernie’s original and very sensitive solo part in particular. He is the newest member of our band and certainly has given our group an extra dimension of excitement.