[Dixielandjazz] List mate Rob McCallum Visits the Cajun
barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 30 06:37:09 PST 2005
Posted on behalf of Listmate Rob McCallum who visited Jon Erik Kellso at
the Cajun last night. Perhaps "Charlie" the trumpeter was Charlie Miller, a
displaced New Orleanian, who plays with Dr. John?
Just got back from the Cajun. Heard an excellent couple of sets. I wasn't
going to go out tonight until I read your post. This is the first time I've
heard Jon live. Got to chat with him for a few. He's also from Detroit.
Turns out we both lived in Hamtramck for awhile (though at different times,
he's a couple of years older than me) and he joked about that. He said his
place there was great (meaning large and cheap). They actually used to
rehearse a big band in it. Great--that is--if you don't mind your apartment
and your car getting broken into every few months. Alot of hipster-types in
Detroit live in Hamtramck for awhile and have war stories to tell : )
Honestly though, good swinging set (upright bass and guitar--no drums).
Besides Duke, another cornet player named Charlie (I didn't catch his last
name) sat in for a 3-trumpet line. Charlie is an excellent player, lots of
style. I saw him play with Joe Morani (sp?) on Tuesday at the Cajun. He's
a real tall guy and his playing is reminiscent of Bix.
Anyway, I've got a long bus ride home tomorrow. I've been in NYC since
Monday afternoon, but have been really under the weather until this evening.
Glad I got to hear some good music, though.
BTW: Jon Eric-Kellso says "Hi."
All the best,
>Snip from post
>This coming Thursday Dec. 29th I will have my pal Duke Heitger, New Orleans'
>hottest trumpet man, with me! Should be some fireworks! He also plays piano
>and sings sometimes. James Chirillo will be gracing the stage with his
>guitar, and bassist Kelly Friesen will once again rock the house as only he
>can. New Orleanian clarinetist Tim Laughlin plans to come sit in, too.
>Don't miss it! Tell your friends! see ya, - Jon
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