Someone asked me last week, “Michael, aren’t you tired of that Ear Inn series?” and I answered, “Not at all. I’m doing it to keep my spirits up,” and then I added, to be less self-absorbed, “Our spirits. When we can all go downtown to 326 Spring Street and hear the EarRegulars on a Sunday night, then perhaps this retrospective can take a vacation. But not until then.”
Here‘s last Sunday’s pilgrimage, in case you were otherwise occupied (and heaven knows there is enough to occupy us).
Herewith and henceforth, some musical souvenirs of the fun that was created on May 2, 2010, by Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Andy Farber, tenor saxophone; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Danton Boller, string bass. It’s a smaller than usual bill of fare, but by this time I had purchased a camera that was less afraid of the dark, so you will see more.
THE MAN I LOVE, scored for trio: Messrs. Farber, Munisteri, and Boller:
Halt, miscreant! SOMEBODY STOLE MY GAL:
Variations on W.C. Handy, rechristened by me BEER STREET BLUES in honor of Jon-Erik’s mute:
and the concluding strains of BEER STREET BLUES:
Thank you, kind creative gentlemen. I look forward to the night when what is now virtual becomes tangible. Line up for hugs.
May your happiness increase!