The masterful Joel Press created a wonderful musical evening at Smalls (183 West Tenth Street) at the end of my 2013 stay in New York City — a first portion posted here. Joel had Michael Kanan, piano; Boots Maleson, string bass; Fukushi Tainaka, drums, along for some soulful melodic explorations, which bow to Masters Lester and Thelonious along the way.
THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER YOU, which jumps right in:
JUST YOU, JUST ME:
ALL OF ME:
In honor of Don Byas and Slam Stewart in 1945, a duet for tenor saxophone and string bass on INDIANA:
Music to warm the heart and melt the snows.
May your happiness increase!