It was great good fortune and the generous impulse of Spike Wilner, the owner-patron saint of Mezzrow (163 West 10th Street, New York City) that brought singer Hilary Gardner and pianist Ehud Asherie together for an offering of beauty on May 18, 2015. Here are some remarkable performances from that evening of song:
For Fred and Ginger and lovers everywhere, Mister Berlin’s divine CHEEK TO CHEEK:
EVERYTHING I’VE GOT speaks to a more dangerous romantic entanglement, with physical force, courtesy of Rodgers and Hart, and rollicking piano by Ehud:
Think globally, sing locally — as in A BROOKLYN LOVE SONG. Hey!:
AFTER YOU’VE GONE, a fitting farewell, loose-jointed and completely playful (including explosively joyous piano from Ehud):
and, if you missed the earlier postings, here are two sublime performances of songs not heard enough in this century:
I USED TO BE COLOR-BLIND:
which wins the JAZZ LIVES award for Gorgeousness.
May your happiness increase!