Do you Ear what I Ear?
Ready to get ready? Snow boots, ridiculous headgear, two pairs of gloves (for when one is left behind)? Let’s prepare for cyber-joys at 326 Spring Street, New York . . . the EarRegulars at the Ear Inn, lifting spirits, no spirit too big or too small.
Correction: I realized that we don’t have to go outside. So slippers and fleece sweatpants are perfectly appropriate attire. Sorry if I frightened you.
Now that we’re settled in . . .
I’d forgotten about this marvelous constellation, but it happened on September 26, 2010: Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Scott Robinson, tenor saxophone; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Pat O’Leary, string bass, and — dropping by — the legendary Bob Barnard, cornet:
An easy-rocking BEALE STREET BLUES, just what Doctor Jazz prescribed:
BEALE STREET BLUES (concluded):
The first of two evocations of the Eternal Feminine, A PRETTY GIRL IS LIKE A MELODY. Bob lives more than twenty hours away by air, so he didn’t get to join in here. I note now, ten years later, that the last dozen or so bars of this performance are missing. I blame YouTube, but You are free to blame Me:
and a truly lovely SLEEPY TIME GAL, music that feels like an embrace:
Aren’t you glad we did? See you next Sunday, although you are free to nose around JAZZ LIVES in the interim.
May your happiness increase!