I am quite nostalgic about this session at The Ear Inn (326 Spring Street)– the last time I saw The EarRegulars in New York City before leaving for England. The august and esteemed personnel was Harry Allen and Scott Robinson on tenor saxes, James Chirillo on guitar, and Greg Cohen on bass. Later in the evening, sweet-toned and sweet-natured Valerie Levy unpacked her violin, and young tenor man Evan Schwam joined in the happiness. Here is some more of the music captured that night.
First, a slow-drag BABY, WON’T YOU PLEASE COME HOME? that really asks the question with some sincerity:
Another query that might be emotionally relevant follows — WILL YOU STILL BE MINE?
BLUE SKIES gets a winsome treatment here, led by Valerie:
WHERE OR WHEN is a lovely Rodgers and Hart song that doesn’t get played all that much as a jazz instrumental; here it is in a lengthy, leisurely version, with Valerie staying on and Eric joining the fun:
And the conclusion (for the literal-minded, it’s “WHEN”):
Finally, a romping BROADWAY — music for Three Tenors:
What fun! And credit goes to Jon-Erik Kellso, punster / wordplayer extraordinaire, from whom I stole the idea for the title.