Without fanfare, something rare happened on Sept. 16, 2011, onstage at the Hotel Athaenum in Chautauqua, New York.
Rebecca Kilgore, Dan Barrett, and Rossano Sportiello were onstage: that in iself is great good fortune. But what they created seems nearly miraculous.
They began “I’m Just A Lucky So-and-So” at a walking medium tempo. It immediately became apparent that their collective interpretation was combining a sweet delicacy with deep emotional roots. It was wholly natural — as if three friends had gotten together in some private place to make music — but we knew they were inventing this subtle intimacy in front of a large room full of people. Here’s that amazing performance.
I think it is the greatest good luck that we live in a time and place where we can witness such lovely art being created.