“Trading 8s” is the term for jazz and blues players taking turns playing solo improvisations. I’ve had the pleasure of many hours over many years listening to Jeff Studholme and Gregg Henry “trading” on one piano. This video combines Gregg’s playing of Jeff’s tune Mumblety-peg at the Benefit Jam with Jeff playing the same song from the same stage back in April of 2011.
Jeff Studholme’s Benefit/Memorial at El Chapultepec Featured Gregg Henry playing an singing with Pec regulars David Booker, Kyle Roberts and Chris Harris. Gregg opened with a solo set of his songs and a great selection of Studholme tunes. I plan to post a few more videos from the Benefit Jam as time allows.
If you knew Jeff or just appreciate his music, please consider donating to the “Studholme Blues Memorial”. Checks made out to the memorial can be mailed to:
Studholme Memorial Fund
870 South Josephine St.
Denver, CO 80209