Are you listening?
Before we inch forward, here is the doorway to the previous eight posts of Sunday-evening joy and solace at 326 Spring Street.
Return with us to the thrilling nights of yore, which will come again.
Because I feel that everyone is in the late-summer doldrums, I’ve ladled out a double helping from the glorious session of March 21, 2010. Here, the EarRegulars are Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Scott Robinson, bass sax; Pete Martinez, clarinet, and guest Julian Lage, guitar.
and a stunning I GUESS I’LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN — Julian sat back and admired the proceedings:
“No place is grander, I do declare.” Yes, 326 Spring Street but also LOUISIANA:
I hear a CREOLE LOVE CALL:
That NAUGHTY SWEETIE certainly gets around:
Scott leads off, so sweetly, for AT SUNDOWN:
And here’s something that touches my heart — not only the wondrous Pete Martinez making his way so beautifully, but also Scott playing both piccolo and bass sax; and guests John Bucher, cornet; Dave Gross, guitar. It touches me so to hear John quote COLUMBIA, THE GEM OF THE OCEAN. And the chosen text is I NEVER KNEW:
WHISPERING, with the same house band and guests:
And a very nostalgic IT’S THE TALK OF THE TOWN:
Every Sunday night at The Ear Inn was typical — people who knew, knew what to expect — but “typical” was also remarkable. Utter the right invocations to the Goddess of Heartfelt Lyrical Swing and they will have a salutary effect. See you there when the clouds clear.
May your happiness increase!