Music like this gives me hope. It was created right in front of my eyes, at a place reachable by public transportation in New York City (with a parking garage right across the street); it was created in this century by four people I love and admire. So it can and will come again, like the little purple crocus that grows in cracks in the concrete. It has beauty; it has durability. What’s a global pandemic to this? Kid stuff.
The details? Cafe Bohemia, 15 Barrow Street, Greenwich Village, New York. Sean Cronin, string bass (sitting in for Jen Hodge that night for a few); Albanie Falletta, resonator guitar; Ricky Alexander, clarinet; Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet. Edgar Sampson, composer.
I urge you: listen. Do not take this spiritual phenomenon casually, because it is the breath of life:
IF DREAMS COME TRUE?
No. WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE.
And bless the bringers of joy.