Yes, these two magicians: Yaala Ballin, singing; Michael Kanan, playing.
About four weeks ago, they did their subtle transformations here:
They made music blossom. The sign is perfectly apt.
Never let it be said that JAZZ LIVES omits any relevant detail:
And here‘s the first part, the songs being I COULD WRITE A BOOK; SO IN LOVE; EASY TO LOVE; THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT; BEWITCHED, BOTHERED, AND BEWILDERED; HOW DEEP IS THE OCEAN?
And if that weren’t enough, here is the second part.
IN A SENTIMENTAL MOOD:
I LOVE PARIS:
IT’S ALL RIGHT WITH ME:
I’LL BE AROUND:
CHEEK TO CHEEK:
It was delightful to be there, which my videos may not convey wholly. But if you missed it, and I am sure some New York readers did, be glad: Michael and Yaala will be doing another box-of-surprises program at Mezzrow on December 11 of this year. Details here.
Yaala told us, during the concert, that she, Michael, Ari Roland, and Chris Flory are recording a CD devoted to her near-namesake, Israel Baline, whom we know as Irving Berlin. That will be a treat — but do come out for the music as it is performed in real time, in front of people who appreciate it.
May your happiness increase!