I’m really enjoying HBO’s Treme. Aside from it’s many other assets, the selection and use of music has been impeccable. Kermit Ruffins’ parts might be my favorite so far. I’ll admit to knowing pretty much nothing about this guy before seeing the show, so I decided to dig in a little deeper beyond what the 2 episodes had to offer. This posts contains a few of my many awesome findings, the very first thing being Kermit’s take on one of my all time favorite standards (posted above).
Davis: So all you want to do with your life is get high, play trumpet in New Orleans and BBQ?
Kermit: Pretty much.
I’m sure I’m butchering the hell out of the quote, but you get the idea.
More videos after the jump.