I've Been Waiting For This
I have been waiting for this compilation, after 50 years of playing trumpet and listening to musicians with more opportunities than I took. Dick Hyman and his friends are professionals who often have to conform to others' requests. This compilation lets them go where they want to be: musical heaven. If Bix had lived longer, he would have been called the best ever jazz man. If I had concentrated on music, instead of my career as a geologist, I might have met him. That would have been all I needed. Now I have this wonderful album from his surrogates. I'll find some more next month.