Nine minutes of the real thing, no side effects aside from possible stiffness from sitting on a barstool for longer than is doctor-prescribed. Yours for the asking, created on Sunday, August 14, 2016, by the gracious and eminent EarRegulars du jour: Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Scott Robinson, tenor saxophone; Adam Moezinia (note his variations on AC-DC CURRENT), and Rob Adkins, string bass. All this joy took place at The Ear Inn, 326 Spring Street, Soho, New York City, where such bliss is regularly offered on Sunday nights from eight to eleven o’clock, approximately. But there’s nothing approximate about the on-the-spot riffing and solos that these brilliant players gave us. The song? AVALON, which dates back to 1920 and still sounds gorgeously fresh in 2016.
I’m posting this on the morning of Sunday, September 4, 2016. If you read it early and are in the NYC area, this band — with Pat O’Leary in for Rob — will be playing at The Ear tonight. Just leave me a barstool or two in front of the band so that I can capture some more joy for JAZZ LIVES, especially for the Brazilian contingent.
May your happiness increase!