WE’RE THE LUCKY ONES: BECKY KILGORE, DAN BARRETT, ROSSANO SPORTIELLO at JAZZ AT CHAUTAUQUA (Sept. 16, 2011)

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.

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