In case you need help finding your metaphysical way to 326 Spring Street:
She’s ready. Are you?
I’m thankful for the Ear Inn and the EarRegulars — a place and a group of delightful people (a shifting cast of characters, a jazz repertory company of the highest order) I first encountered in 2007 — I think I was there the second Sunday of their run. So since this is a holiday weekend devoted to gratitude, and NOT to the purchase of big-screen televisions, I hope, let us make our regular Sunday-night cyberspace pilgrimage to 326 Spring Street. . . . to August 29, 2010, where the EarRegulars were Jon-Erik Kellso, trumpet; Matt Munisteri, guitar; John Allred, trombone; Jon Burr, string bass, and guests Harvey Tibbs, trombone; Dan Block, clarinet, as noted:
‘DEED I DO (the quartet plus Harvey):
BASIN STREET BLUES (as above):
JUMPIN’ AT THE WOODSIDE (as above):
MANDY, MAKE UP YOUR MIND (Kellso, Allred, Munisteri, Burr):
NEW ORLEANS (the quartet, tenderly plunging):
THAT DA DA STRAIN (Harvey returns, and Dan Block sits in):
HOW COME YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO? (tout l’ensemble):
HOW COME YOU DO ME LIKE YOU DO? (concluded):
See you next Sunday. With gratitude and joy.
May your happiness increase!