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Just found a very nice clip featuring Kirk Whalum during Arnett Cobb's 100th Birthday Celebration, recorded at The Jazz Church of Houston at Friday, August 10, 2018. Some links about that event:
- https://projectrowhouses.org/calendar/arnett-cobbs-100th-birthday-celebration
- https://www.houstonchronicle.com/en...rates-jazz-legend-Arnette-Cobb-s-13130751.php

Kirk starts his feature with 'The Nearness Of You' (one of Arnett's favourite ballads), followed by 'Over The Rainbow' (starting at 10:00, after a beautiful intro). The lady in the white shirt shown during the clip is Arnett's daughter Lizette. A very impressive performance by Kirk, who also sings at 6:11 with some nice improvised words about Arnett. I'm glad that such a modern player still has the old Master close in his heart. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOII-w82Bqw

And than the old Master himself popped up as next clip on YouTube. No words for that, his sound and timing speak for them self! :mrgreen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Xmg5rWLpzo
 

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Awesome! Not just that, you got Andre Hayward on the trombone, probably my favorite ever on that instrument, and Bobby Sparks on the organ, who himself is one of the baddest musicians ever. His new album is probably my top-spun record of the year so far, it's incredible.

Texas has some bad, bad musicians.
 

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Awesome! Not just that, you got Andre Hayward on the trombone, probably my favorite ever on that instrument, and Bobby Sparks on the organ, who himself is one of the baddest musicians ever. His new album is probably my top-spun record of the year so far, it's incredible.

Texas has some bad, bad musicians.
Thanks for mentioning them, both awesome musicians. :)
 

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Kirk sounds nice as always, but Arnett is always magical for me.
Same for me Mark. :)

By the way, above clip of 'On The Sunny Side Of The Street' from Arnett comes from his LP 'Jumpin' At the Woodside' (The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions), released 21-May-1974, featuring Lloyd Glenn (p), Tiny Grimes (gt), Roland Lobligeois (bs) and Panama Francis (dr).
 
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