A week ago, I was hustling to capture the mood in the Carman Community Room at the Liverpool Public Library.
The Mike Dubaniewicz Quartet was filling the air with bebop for the second installment of the Origins of Jazz II series, and the capacity crowd was digging it.
Sax player and front man Dubaniewicz filled all in on how the leaders of the bebop era borrowed from each other, filling in sturdy musical lines with their own titles and flourishes.
And then he led Dave Solazzo on piano, Tom Brigandi on bass and Phil Leone on drums through the music.
Oh, how they played. Bird and Dizzie and more.
I caught them with my iPad Pro for you to appreciate and enjoy.
The next edition of the series features the Jazz Horn Legacy Sextet, led by the French horn of Jeff Stockham, at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19.