I originally wanted to title this post THE THREE EXPATS — Pablo Campos (piano) was visiting from France; Evan Arntzen (reeds / vocal) hails from Vancouver, and Rob Adkins came south from Boston . . . but the JAZZ LIVES legal staff warned me against possible misrepresentation.
So all I will say is that these three gentlemen made delightful music on Sunday, February 7 (while Ehud Asherie was having a coffee at the other end of the room and relaxing) — on two classics that (ironically) don’t get played or sung as much as they might by jazz people. I associate GONE WITH THE WIND with Ben Webster, either with Art Tatum or Jimmy Rowles; HOW ABOUT YOU? with Judy Garland and Becky Kilgore. Here are some new and delightful 2016 versions.
GONE WITH THE WIND (which predates the motion picture):
HOW ABOUT YOU?:
Two more performances from this afternoon — with Ehud back on the bench — will appear soon. For now, please learn more about the very gifted Pablo Campos here.
May your happiness increase!