The EarRegulars were an all-reed edition (no brass need apply for that one Sunday) last week, June 27, 2010: Greg Cohen, bass; James Chirillo, guitar; Harry Allen and Scott Robinson, tenor saxophones. There were no JATP antics that night; rather, the four musical lines reminded me greatly of beautiful vines, creating a tapestry of lovely sounds and responses.
Here are three selections from the first set.
One is a haunting TOO LATE NOW, which could never be with these players:
Then, a song much beloved of Kenny Davern and Benny Goodman, Isham Jones’ ON THE ALAMO:
Finally, STOMPIN’ AT THE SAVOY (in two parts):
And its conclusion:
There’s more to post from this particular evening, including uplifting visits from violinist Valerie Levy and tenorist Eric Schwam. Then, two glorious nights with Michael Kanan, Joel Press, Neal Miner, Pat O’Leary, Joe Hunt, and Ted Brown – – but such pleasures will have to wait — I’m off to the 2010 International Whitley Bay Jazz Festival, where I don’t expect to do much more than listen to music, chat, grab a hurried meal or two, and sleep. Oh . . . and videotape, of course!
To be continued . . .