Adam Birnbaum - Piano
Mike Richmond - Bass
Vincent Chancey - Fr. horn
Neal Haiduck - Clarinet
Lucky These Days
[Cadence Jazz Records CJR 1212] 2013
- Jack the Hat
- Barry Wallenstein
Jack the Hat
One of the sorriest individuals
to ever scrape leather on Joy St.,
was a man named Jack the Hat.
"one of the hippest cats on the
many yards of silver ago"
a fellow loiterer once said; but
the truth, as always, was different:
he had long-range eyes,
looking over into the next town
or valley all the time
fancying himself a sneak-thief.
Most times, dedicated to a whim away, he was scarcely near
where ever he was.
Finally they branded him a bad actor,
shortened his performances, then
zap! the curtain came down.