Ehud Asherie is one of my favorite pianists — with a deep inventive swinging sensibility. He knows many more intriguing songs and is a sensitive accompanist and ensemble player as well as a hot soloist. He isn’t limited by one narrow conception: in his heart, Bud Powell and Willie the Lion Smith talk amicably about where they get their suits and what Chinese restaurants they like.
Ehud has a new New York City gig!
He will be playing (solo with guests) Tuesday and Wednesday (Sept. 10 / 11) from 9:30 – 12:30 PM at the Knickerbocker — 33 University Place at Ninth Street. Ehud says, “This might become a weekly solo gig so come on down! Musicians are welcome to sit in — please come! I get so lonely when I play solo.”
Here’s a sample of what Mr. Asherie accomplishes with such grace:
If you visit here and click SCHEDULE, you can keep up with his September gigs (solo, trio, with Wycliffe Gordon, Hilary Gardner, and more). And if you see a man listening and watching intently at the Knickerbocker, with or without camera . . . it might be your faithful blogger, enjoying himself.
May your happiness increase!