Daily Archives: February 9, 2015

“FAST AS A BASTARD”: JON-ERIK KELLSO / EHUD ASHERIE at MEZZROW (Dec. 16, 2014)

The whimsically-named composition that trumpeter Jon-Erik and pianist Ehud embark on was named by Kenny Davern and Dick Wellstood for a Chiaroscuro record date (bless Hank O’Neal for such things)/  It’s really Ellington’s JUBILEE STOMP and James P. Johnson’s VICTORY STRIDE, but under any name it certainly sounds uplifting.  This virtuosic performance took place at Mezzrow, that oasis for music at 163 Tenth Street in New York City, on December 16, 2014:

To see and hear what came before these delightful acrobatics, click here.  See you downstairs at West Tenth Street.  And some of my best friends come from what the law would call illicit unions.  Whether they are Fast or not, you’d have to ask them.

May your happiness increase!

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