SWINGTIME IN SOHO (Part One): JON-ERIK KELLSO, DAN BARRETT, CHRIS FLORY, JOEL FORBES at THE EAR INN (Sept. 14, 2014)

At The Ear Inn (326 Spring Street, Soho, New York City), the Sunday-night sessions by the EarRegulars — now in their eighth year — are always delightful. But when Dan Barrett comes back east for a visit, they’re spectacularly rewarding.  Here is the first half of the first set performed on September 14, 2014, by Messrs. Barrett (trombone and instant head arrangements); Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Chris Flory, guitar; Joel Forbes, string bass.

I could write at length about the swinging brotherhood of this quartet, about Jon’s exuberant energy, about Dan’s slippery ensemble work and brilliant solos, about Chris’ immense bluesy conviction, about Joel’s eloquent subtle simplicities, but the music can say all that and more, without words.

COQUETTE:

OUR MONDAY DATE:

THEY SAY IT’S WONDERFUL:

I SURRENDER, DEAR:

Three more to come.

May your happiness increase!

6 responses to “SWINGTIME IN SOHO (Part One): JON-ERIK KELLSO, DAN BARRETT, CHRIS FLORY, JOEL FORBES at THE EAR INN (Sept. 14, 2014)

  1. Don "Zoot" Conner

    Great selection of songs! Bring on those remaining three videos,Michael.The club scene has certainly changed since I lived there, but, at least the Vanguard remains.

  2. Hello Michael, so glad that you have returned to the Ear, I, for one, have been hanging out for the great music Jon and Co.generate each Sunday night.
    I am disappointed though, that you missed the opportunity to upgrade your camera with the help of the additional funds gained from the appeal when ytou “lost”your previous one. I know it is all about the music, but this is not radio and the picture is an important element to this type of presentation.
    Heres hoping for a picture that this great music deserves.
    Thank you, John.

  3. I am sorry that you are disappointed in what you see here. This is the best camera at this level that I could have purchased to shoot in dark situations. Another, more expensive camera would have a light that would annoy the musicians and be larger, thus getting in the way of the people at the Ear. If you ever visit some of the places in which I shoot, you will understand the difficulty. My goal is to be as unobtrusive as possible, even when the visual quality suffers, I am glad that you and others can hear the music even when the image is admittedly imperfect. May your happiness increase, Michael

  4. OK, but was that the gaffer or the key grip whom you let walk coquettishly right through the first scene?

  5. Can’t say. Union rules, you know.

  6. Pingback: SWINGTIME IN SOHO (Part Two): JON-ERIK KELLSO, DAN BARRETT, CHRIS FLORY, JOEL FORBES at THE EAR INN (Sept. 14, 2014) | JAZZ LIVES

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