Pandemic-time moves so slowly and so rapidly at once. Here we are. September looms. It’s Sunday again. And you know where we spend our Sunday nights, whether in actuality or virtually: 326 Spring Street, New York City. This is the twelfth post in my series, and for those of you who have missed a few, here is a link to the eleven sessions that have gone before. Make yourself to home.
Let me guide you gently back to a wonderful night, April 18, 2010.
Hello, Benny! AVALON, with Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Matt Munisteri, electric guitar; Julian Lage, acoustic guitar; Harvey Tibbs, trombone; Jon Burr, bass:
How about ONE HOUR, even compressed, of joy? (Ask Einstein’s grandma.) Cornetist Marc Caparone joins the band. Somewhere, Ruby Braff smiles:
Marc is in charge of WHISPERING, with Harvey Tibbs, Dan Block, clarinet, Matt Munisteri, Jon Burr, Julian Lage:
PERDIDO, to start –Jon-Erik, with Marc Caparone, Harvey Tibbs, Dan Block, Andy Farber, tenor saxophone; Julian Lage, Matt Munisteri, Jon Burr:
PERDIDO (concluded) .
THREE LITTLE WORDS (you can make up your own) with Jon-Erik, Marc, Harvey, Dan, Nick Hempton, alto saxophone; Andy, Matt, Julian, and Jon:
THREE LITTLE WORDS, concluded:
This wonderful long session — these videos capture the entire second set — is offered in the New York bagel spirit. The Ear Inn doesn’t serve bagels, but in most bagel shops, when you order twelve, there’s “a baker’s dozen,” an extra.
May your happiness increase!