On August 27, which seems like a long time ago, I drove up to Ridgefield, Connecticut, to spend an evening at this welcoming spot — Sarah’s Wine Bar, located upstairs at the fine restaurant called Bernard’s. The food and service were both lovely, but I had more serious goals: Jon-Erik Kellso was playing, and Jon had with him Chris Flory and Joel Forbes.
They are three good reasons to venture out, and the music was exceedingly rewarding: thoughtful, quiet, deep, and swinging — performed in a quiet room to an attentive audience.
THESE FOOLISH THINGS:
I WANT A LITTLE GIRL:
In simple math, three times three equals a mere nine. These performances prove that the end result is uncountable pleasure. Thanks to Ken and Marcia Needleman for their kindnesses.
And THIS JUST IN: tonight, Sunday, October 22, from 8-11 PM, give or take a few moments, The EarRegulars will be at The Ear Inn (326 Spring Street) with two of the heroes above — Jon-Erik and Chris — as well as Aaron Johnson, reeds; Neal Miner, string bass. To learn about all things Kellso-musical, you can join his mailing list. As Monk wrote, Ask Me How.
May your happiness increase!