I was simply transported, I tell you.
The transporters were three eloquent yet casual musicians — Tal, string bass; Mark, piano; Dan, clarinet and tenor — at work and play in the pleasing surroundings of 88 Orchard Street, on the lower East Side of New York City, their creations captured by my camera on Sunday, October 26, 2014.
Here are the first four videos from that afternoon, which have lost none of their charm. And four more, floating, lyrically Basie-style, making the air vibrate so sweetly.
I’LL ALWAYS BE IN LOVE WITH YOU:
YACHT CLUB SWING:
MOTEN SWING (with a brief camera malfunction during Tal’s solo where the camera suddenly got excited by the tin ceiling and had to be reminded of its proper function. I apologize for it, Tal):
For my first post, I wrote, “This is living synergy, a translucent acoustic orchestra. Such music blesses us,” and I think those words are even truer here.
May your happiness increase!