The trombone player arrives late. At the next song break, he greets Dave, takes the stand alongside him, and the trio-turned-quartet falls into Thelonious Monk's "In Walked Bud." It's an eight-bar blues, a shiny Coupe DeVille of early modern jazz: first verse, both horns play; later, each solos during succeeding verses. First solo goes to the trombone, who isn't expecting it. Takes a couple of bars before he decides where he wants to go — then he's off, painting pictures with his horn while the drums crash behind him, in front of him, above him, a pyrotechnical display of syncopation and... More >>>