Live videos from our YouTube playlist. All of these are single takes with no edits beyond fade in/fade out, and minimal mixing – overall level and occasional EQ. There’s some crowd noise in the cafes, but at least you get an honest sample of what we’re like in live settings.

Rochester Fringe Festival, 2021

We’re back in the Little Theatre for a live Fringe Festival performance, this year on the newly remodeled main stage in Theatre # 1. During COVID we were busy adding tunes to the repertoire including the first tune, a feature for Steve, but we’ve retained one of our favorite closers. Many thanks to Steve’s wife Susie Truesdell for great videos!

Our Delight, by Tadd Dameron
Samba de Orfeu from the film Black Orpheus, by Luis Bonfá

Rochester Fringe Festival, 2020

With the COVID crisis we were unable to perform live at the Little Theatre Cafe, RIT’s venue for the Rochester Fringe Festival, so we set up at dusk and played a set on Steve’s deck overlooking Sodus Bay. You’ll notice a slow fade to black as the sun set (should have started earlier…), and the video inexplicably froze in the middle for a few minutes, but the audio came out fine, and we had a lot of fun on a lovely summer evening, serenaded by crickets as we finished.

Mid-Century Modern Jazz Quartet at Fringe Festival, 2020

Think of One (Thelonious Monk)
Journey to Recife (Richard Evans)
Interplay (Bill Evans)
Softly as in a Morning Sunrise (Sigmund Romberg)
All or Nothing at All (Arthur Altman)
Samba de Orfeu (Luiz Bonfa)
Just Squeeze Me (Duke Ellington)
Beautiful Black Eyes (Wayne Shorter)
No Moe (Sonny Rollins)
St. Thomas (Sonny Rollins)

Rochester Fringe Festival, 2019

These were recorded at the Little Theatre Cafe on September 20. We had a great time and a full house. Chuck’s wife Bonnie ran the camera (and ran for cover when it fell over near the end of Turnaround).

Opening number of the evening. The earthquake near the end shows the crowd.
Al’s favorite Cole Porter tune that wasn’t written by Cole Porter
One of Sonny Rollins’s Rhythm changes heads
Always gotta have some Monk!
Ditto Ellingtonia!
Closing number, followed by band introductions

Porch-non-Fest, 2019

These 4 videos are from a rehearsal on Chuck’s porch that was supposed to be for “Porch Fest 2019.” The Fest didn’t happen, but it was on our calendars, so we played anyway. Bonnie did the recording again. Thanks, Bonnie!

Classic Cm Blues line in 6/8 or 3/4 (six of one, half dozen of another…)
One of our favorite Bossa Novas
One of our favorite ballads
From Black Orpheus, with kids playing – just like in the movie!

Starry Nites Cafe, 2019

Three videos from a gig at Starry Nites on November 2, 2019. It’s a tight squeeze in this very intimate setting – Steve really is back there someplace! There are occasional cameos by patrons and staff (both visually and aurally), but the sound came out okay with no mixing. Bonnie once again recorded us. As always – thanks, Bonnie!

A great straight-ahead standard
Title theme from the Americanization of Emily
Another straight-up standard, this one featuring Steve trading fours
Covid-19 Blues: 6 Notes of Separation

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