I originally wrote this blog before Hurricane Sandy . . . and called it WHERE BEAUTY GOES ON SUNDAY. This is still appropriate — but in view of New York being rainy and windy and with many of my friends being without electrical power, I thought I should change the title. The EarRegulars can reset the cosmic balance — making the world EarRegular, as it were.
And (on a personal note) I write this from London, where my dear jazz friend JSA has offered shelter, good music, and solicitude — nothing new!
Last Sunday, October 21, 2012, was dark, gray, and rainy. The beautiful October we have been having — INDIAN SUMMER with or without Coleman Hawkins — isn’t permanent.
But the music inside The Ear Inn, created by The EarRegulars, was warming in every way. The original co-leaders were there, beaming: Matt Munisteri, guitar; Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet . . . and they were joined by Rob Adkins, string bass; Mark Lopeman, reeds.
Pay attention! — to quote the late Jake Hanna.
Here are two beauties from that evening.
A sinuous IF I HAD YOU:
A romping MILENBERG JOYS:
Thank you, dear Gentlemen, for making the warm weather stay around for a few hours more.
May your happiness increase.