Here‘s the first part of the music I captured on a glorious afternoon at the Lovelace (66 Pearl Street, New York City) courtesy of three generous stirring improvisers: Sean Cronin, string bass; Evan Arntzen, clarinet and tenor saxophone; Adam Brisbin, guitar: WHO’S SORRY NOW?, BLUE TURNING GREY OVER YOU, and ROCKIN’ IN RHYTHM.
And a few more wonders from that day, full of heartfelt surging energies.
MY BLUE HEAVEN, with a wonderful funky Forties rocking motion, and a charming vocal by Evan:
a collective assent from the band, ‘DEED I DO, rocked in by that rhythm section, with an affirmation from Sean:
No co-pay for this healing visit to Doctor Morton; Evan explains the procedure:
A wonderful change of pace in Tizol’s CARAVAN:
and another serving of cage-free Jelly Roll, GRANDPA’S SPELLS:
It is a tremendous comfort to me to know that such glorious inventiveness exists, that it is within my reach (a walk, a train, a subway, a walk) and that I can capture it for our collective joy. Thank you to the Animule Dance, to their friends and mine, and Richard of Lovelace. There’s still more to come.
And . . . in case you thought I’d forgotten, the story of the heart drawn in colored pencils. I don’t know during which performance it happened, but a beautiful little girl (Romy was nine, and French) came up and gave Sean, I think, her drawing. What better emblem of the great truth, that music goes right to our hearts?
May your happiness increase!