LET ME OFF DOWNTOWN: REBECCA KILGORE, EHUD ASHERIE, JOEL FORBES at MEZZROW (Sept. 23, 2014)

Rebecca Kilgore doesn’t come to New York as often as I would like, so her September 2014 visit was a real pleasure.  Fortunately, I am able to share some of that pleasure with you, with four performances from her gig at the wonderful new jazz room Mezzrow (at 163 West 10th Street, New York — phone 646.476.4346).

Becky had imaginative support from Ehud Asherie, piano, and Joel Forbes, acoustic unamplified string bass.  And her delicate floating emotional intelligence gleams even more brightly in the evocative darkness.  See what you think in these four performances: one asking a favor of the cosmos; one sweetly astonished at the power of love requited; one ebullient and joyous; one optimistically cheerful.  All four are, to me, delicately embroidered masterpieces that — by the way — swing no matter what the tempo.

MOON RAY:

ISN’T IT A PITY:

ALL I DO IS DREAM OF YOU:

I’M SHOOTING HIGH:

We’re “on a rainbow rafter” with this wonderful trio.

And just in case you’ve missed Becky’s recent triumph — recorded one day earlier at the Allegheny Jazz Party, en francais, here it is.

May your happiness increase!

5 responses to “LET ME OFF DOWNTOWN: REBECCA KILGORE, EHUD ASHERIE, JOEL FORBES at MEZZROW (Sept. 23, 2014)

  1. We wanted to make it to that but we were just too tired! We DID get to hear her perform a few numbers with Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks @ The Iguana! oxo ~fettz

  2. Four more noir brighten another day.

  3. Don "Zoot" Conner

    Michael, thanks for introducing me to miss Kilgore, certainly your shining hour. This is a fine group: I was particularly enamoured with pianist Asherie;he’s an example of the unrecognized talent in the apple.Mezzrow is a club brought to you by the folks who own Smalls next door. It reminds, from afar, like Bradleys, a late lamented club of yore.It’s a small bandstand,like Bradleys.I hope it makes it.

    ;

  4. h.i.=happiness increased

  5. Alan, I was laughing too hard to properly hit APPROVE. Seems we’ve all done our jobs well.

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