Since time is a field rather than a series of beads on a string, we can savor 2021 and 2010 at once . . . as we will do now! October 17, 2010: Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; West Coast luminary Dan Barrett, trombone; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Joel Forbes, string bass. . . . and welcome surprise guests.
Where? Why, EAR! (For those who haven’t been taking notes, that’s The Ear Inn, 326 Spring Street, New York City, where the EarRegulars have made us happier on Sunday nights since the summer of 2007.)
For Louis and Fats, I’VE GOT MY FINGERS CROSSED:
ROYAL GARDEN BLUES, with sitters-in Dan Block (clarinet), Danny Tobias (cornet), and Simon Wettenhall (Eb alto horn):
DONNA LEE plus INDIANA, scored for the original Quartet:
IF I HAD YOU, with Danny Tobias sitting in for Jon-Erik:
Jon-Erik returns to make it a brass trio for LET ME CALL YOU SWEETHEART:
What exquisite sounds: what other-worldly swing. It happened, and it will happen again. And, yes, I’m an optimist, otherwise I wouldn’t be here. Come join me on the trip, however you define it: pleasures await.
May your happiness increase!