It’s October in New York, and the air is appropriately cooler. I know that cold weather is coming on, and that isn’t a pleasant thought. So I will present some wonderful warm music from late spring of this year, free-floating and joyous, performed amidst the trees by Tamar Korn and her Wildwood Ramblers, thanks to Brice Moss. The Ramblers (as I hope you know by now) were Dennis Lichtman, Evan Arntzen, Sean Cronin, and Adam Brisbin. Oh, the beauties they created and so generously gave to us.
As to Tamar herself, I’ve been a devoted follower since 2009. Once I took this portrait photograph in the darkness. Someone, seeing it, said derisively to me (with the air of a middle-schooler mocking a romance) “You LOVE her!” and I said the only thing I could say, “Of course!”
Here are three more reasons to love them all.
JAZZ ME BLUES (“Come on, Professor, and Jazz me!” — something no student has ever said to me, and that’s a good thing.):
DEEP NIGHT, with heartfelt harmonizing from Tamar and Evan:
YOU’RE DRIVING ME CRAZY, a riotous romp, suitable to end a glorious day of music. Don’t miss Evan’s nose flute interlude! And, as always, such a privilege to be there and to capture these sounds for you and perhaps for posterity:
May your happiness increase!