I had the pleasure of playing with the newly reformed Kermit Ruffins Big Band last Friday in San Antonio. It was a treat to play simple tasty arrangements of classic swinging material with a great bunch of musicians. Kermit is a fun and charismatic performer, and the band is a great bunch of guys with no silly vibes or ego trips. Just good musicians having fun playing good music. The fact that the band is well managed and the musicians are treated well is icing on the cake. We need more gigs like this one.