RVA Jazz Juke: “Stella by Starlight,” by the PXXL Quartet + 1

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It’s wartime, 1944, and we’re at the movies, seeing The Uninvited, starring Gail Russell and Ray Milland. It’s about a haunted house. At one point, “Rick” turns to “Stella” to tell her he’s playing a serenade: “To Stella by Starlight.” Score by Victor Young; lyrics, Ned Washington.

It’s some other time — a Sunday in Richmond, 2/3/2019. We’re at Legends Brewery. Tenor Sax – Myrick Crampton; bass – Nate Bernard; drums – C. J. Wolfe; piano – Randall Mailand; trumpet – Jon Greenberg. Video: Rick Sorg.