It's coming down in NYC and I love it. Time to kick back and chill. Tonight's Friday night open thread features Snowfall, a song written by Claude Thornhill as the theme song for his orchestra. I couldn't resist such an obvious compliment to the weather and my mood.
Photos in the video are from three different editions of the Thornhill band. The large one with the sculptured decor on the bandstand is the 1953 band at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, with Bill Crow on bass, Winston Welch on drums, Gene Quill on lead alto (thanks to Van).