A LONESOME SONG: JON-ERIK KELLSO and EHUD ASHERIE at MEZZROW (December 16, 2014)

Now that there’s a brief rest in the intense high spirits and good cheer of the holiday season, I think it is incumbent upon JAZZ LIVES to offer an emotional balance — some Thirties despair.

The song, courtesy of Fats Waller and Andy Razaf (the latter sensed but not heard) is LONESOME ME, performed just a few nights ago (December 16, 2014) by Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet, and Ehud Asherie, piano, at the 163 West Tenth Street jazz mecca in New York City, Mezzrow:

I don’t know whether this music will make you feel better or worse. Despair, expressed beautifully in art, turns an admiring eye on itself, and says, “Life is sad but so beautiful.” LONESOME ME may act homeopathically: like curing like.  I hope its beauty is salutary.

May your happiness increase!

8 responses to “A LONESOME SONG: JON-ERIK KELLSO and EHUD ASHERIE at MEZZROW (December 16, 2014)

  1. Any kind of music played by these two exemplary, wonderful musicians, is so very enjoyable..I loved it. Thank you dear NM.

  2. DDn "Zoot" Conner

    This duo is wonderful.Mr. Kellso is a member of my sad-glad club, a world inhabited by very few performers i.e Billy,Lester,Zoot and some others.Bravo!

  3. Michael, I know you don’t arrange these events – you take what you can get on the setup. But you could not have done the lighting better if you tried. Perfectly suited to the (sweetly done) tune. If I could spell serendipity, the word fits I think.

  4. I have always appreciated the piano playing of George Shearing, and when Billy Ekstein performed with him it was like all was right with the world we live in; however, Ehud Asherie does justice to George Shearing’s piano playing and the feelings that George conveyed when he played. Roger Plafkin-Plafkin Farms, Ada, Michigan-1-615-676-0590

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  8. Furio Dei Rossi

    Isn’t Mezzrow a beautiful jazz club ? So small and so cozy….
    Furio Dei Rossi Trieste Italy

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