This is my antidote to the gnawing signs that winter, yes, winter, is coming — even though it’s over sixty degrees outside, the radiator is swinging out Blakey-fashion in my apartment and online sites are offering me forty-pound Thanksgiving turkeys for the crowd that exists in their imagination.
I plan to enjoy some time with the EarRegulars at The Ear Inn. You come too.
Last week, I presented a lovely long set by Jon-Erik, Scott, Matt, and Neal (these names should be familiar to you by now) with guest Julian Lage. If you missed this excursion, feel free to join in here.
Here are the closing selections from a long late-spring (May 30, 2010) session at 326 Spring Street, featuring in various combinations Danny Tobias, cornet; Chuck Wilson, alto sax; James Chirillo, guitar; Murray Wall, bass — and guests Dan Block, clarinet; Pat O’Leary, cello and bass; Tony Steele, bass. . . .although not everyone is present on every number. I didn’t need to be reminded how much we all miss Chuck, who moved to another neighborhood two years ago. Goddamnit.
(The selections performed earlier that night will appear next week in Part Twenty. Have faith.)
BEALE STREET BLUES:
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (the conclusion, very brief, good to the last drop):
LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME:
LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME (the conclusion):
And a final romp on CHINA BOY by the original Quartet:
Until we meet again, ideally in person but perhaps here only for a time, may your Ears be full of good sounds.
May your happiness increase!