This is the second portion of a Saturday night performance at the Jalopy Theatre, one of those musical evenings I don’t think I will ever forget, featuring Craig Ventresco, Meredith Axelrod, Dennis Lichtman, Tamar Korn, Matt Munisteri, Jerron Paxton, and Tal Ronen.
Here are some highlights of the first set.
And here are six more magical performances by Dennis, Tamar, and Matt in varying combinations. No posturing, just deep feeling for the particular idiom of each song,great unaffected expertise, a sweet intensity.
Hoagy Carmichael’s SKYLARK:
Irving Berlin’s RUSSIAN LULLABY:
Willard Robison’s WE’LL HAVE A NEW HOME IN THE MORNING:
RISONHA (by Luperce Miranda, the Brazilian mandolinist and composer, 1904-1977):
TIME CHANGES EVERYTHING (from Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys):
SO BLUE (a gem by De Sylva, Brown, and Henderson 1927):
WHAT’S THE USE OF LIVING WITHOUT LOVE? (thanks to a late King Oliver record):
Part Three will be arriving soon.
May your happiness increase!