ON THE STREET WHERE THEY SWING: JON-ERIK KELLSO, MATT MUNISTERI, PAT O’LEARY, BILL ALLRED (The Ear Out, October 17, 2021)

This.

Here.

Last summer’s blissful Sunday sanctuary for all wise enough to visit.

My sources tell me that this is the official fight song — composed in 1910 — of Washington and Lee University. It was also the song that Jon-Erik Kellso played with his high school marching band, if my sources are correct. And I believe there were Allen Park alumnae in the audience on this balmy October 17, 2021, afternoon — outdoors at The Ear Out, 326 Spring Street, Soho, New York City. The brilliant players are Jon-Erik, trumpet; Bill Allred, trombone; Matt Munisteri, guitar; Pat O’Leary, string bass. Notable highlights here are Jon-Erik’s soliloquy for buzz mute, Bill trading phrases with the rhythm section, Matt’s ringing single notes, Pat’s eloquent swinging comedy:

Two weeks from now, more or less, the calendar says it’s Spring. Can these outdoor rambles be far behind? They made a post-pandemic paradise for us. We live in hope. Always

May your happiness increase!

2 responses to “ON THE STREET WHERE THEY SWING: JON-ERIK KELLSO, MATT MUNISTERI, PAT O’LEARY, BILL ALLRED (The Ear Out, October 17, 2021)

  1. I love this. (Romy) & love you to bits, Michael!

  2. Makes me homesick, but in a good way. Aloha, y’all. Keep Swingin’.

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