FOR THE LOVE OF JOE MURANYI (March 9, 2015): BELA SZALOKY, MATT MUNISTERI, SCOTT ROBINSON, JON-ERIK KELLSO, PAT O’LEARY (Part One)

On Monday, March 9, 2015, a wonderful jazz concert entitled “Joe Muranyi: A Tribute from America and Hungary” took place in New York City under the aegis of the Hungarian Cultural Center.  I (and my camera) were lucky enough to be there — and here is the first part of the concert for you to savor.

The remarkable musician Béla Szalóky — a wonder on both trumpet and trombone — joined forces with the EarRegulars, those marvelous denizens of The Ear Inn (326 Spring Street, Soho, New York City) on Sunday nights: Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Scott Robinson, tenor saxophone, Joe’s taragoto and clarinet; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Pat O’Leary, string bass.

It was a marvelous evening of inspired music in the most deliciously quiet surroundings.  Thanks to the head of the Hungarian Cultural Center, Gergely Romsics, who introduces the evening.

THE SHEIK OF ARABY:

MEDUSA:

BIG BUTTER AND EGG MAN:

DON’T CRY:

I DIG SATCH:

What a wonderful concert — inspired so deeply by the love of Joe and his music. If you never knew Joe, these performances will act as a door into his world; if you did know him, they are even more touching: evidence of his creativity and the love he inspired in us all.

The second half of this concert is soon to come.

May your happiness increase!

6 responses to “FOR THE LOVE OF JOE MURANYI (March 9, 2015): BELA SZALOKY, MATT MUNISTERI, SCOTT ROBINSON, JON-ERIK KELLSO, PAT O’LEARY (Part One)

  1. Don "Zoot" Conner

    The great tunes keep on coming! And equally great musicians play them.These five clips are some of the most gratifying you’ve ever presented,Michael.Bela is marvelous,Scott is, as usual,soulful and delightful.I’m running out of adjectives-Jon and the other cats are terrific too.Bravo!

  2. joel albert

    Fine performance. And Michael, the audio pickup was quite sharp. Could clearly hear sound of guitar pick against string and Munisteri’s foot taps.

  3. Nancie Beaven

    You know how I loved Joe, so you also now how special this tribute is to me :o) Thanks, Michael :o)

  4. Nothing like an auditorium with good acoustics and a (properly) rapt audience.

  5. I was just jamming along with this videos day before yesterday. I kept stopping to listen to what they were playing though Lol That’s how you know you’re listening to some top-notch players! Thanks for sharing Michael!

  6. Miklos Lorantffy

    Great concert for the memory of a deserving musician. Too bad I did not know about it in time…

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