“Here, where the air is loaded with iodine and where the ultra-violet ray is ever-present in our smiling sunshine, your health and happiness is our business.”
Sun Fun in New Jersey
(1946 publication of the New Jersey Resort Association)
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Morris Nanton - Summer Wind
Last May I wrote about The Cove, a small club in a small bowling center a few blocks from where I grew up, & that Morris Nanton had a regular weekend gig there when I was too young to get in to hear him. I got hold of the three albums he recorded for the Prestige jazz label in the Sixties, all excellent. He wasn't the only great jazz musician playing locally in Jersey because he didn't like being on the road. Still, this is not what you'd expect to hear in a bowling alley lounge on Chestnut St. in Roselle NJ. Here's an example of his basic, swinging, soulful way with a pop song. Morris doesn't pretend to break a sweat on this stuff.