Beauties indeed: the music that Jon-Erik (trumpet) and Ehud (piano) create in many situations. Here, as an utterly empathic duet, they make their way through Ellington’s BLACK BEAUTY in a performance that melds tenderness and gentle swing. One for Artie Whetsol. But wait. There’s more — a surprise appearance by Will Anderson on clarinet:
I’ve posted videos of other performances from this session at Mezzrow — a new jazz club on West Tenth Street, full of energy and love — here — and I am delighted that this new club is thriving. I hope it is always full of attentive listeners.
May your happiness increase!