Monday, January 25, 2010

Benny Waters (With Ted Unseth)

Benny Waters was 91 years old at the time. Serendipity. While I was looking for him on YouTube, I found him playing in the Americana Classic Jazz Orchestra, a band led by Ted Unseth, someone that I went to high school with here in Albert Lea. I never really knew Ted, he was just a kid a year behind me that could really play. He apparently can play them all, but his real instrument is the orchestra. And my folks thought a baritone horn was expensive. He's made a living all his life writing, transcribing, arranging and playing the music he loves. Isn't that what life is all about? This 20th Anniversary was 17 years ago. Maybe he can still be knocking it out into his 90s too.

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