Dec 13, 2014

Me and Doc, Doc and I, Astoria, Or.


After a lunch with the very nice young photographer Josh Bessex, who was just hired by the Daily Astorian, I took a walk around town for a bit with Doc Cheatham in my ears. Doc was a jazz trumpeter who did not come into his own until the age of 70, when most others can no longer play. Not only a great player, he was also an underrated singer who later in life would perform in a fashion similar to Louis Armstrong, where on some songs he would play an intro and then sing a verse, then play some more, and so on, but very gently. He was a perfect partner on a crisp clear day. 








-DKM