It’s nice to see someone get all excited about something positive, to have vivid energy flow through . . . directly to us.
I’ve never seen Tamar Korn give a dull or routine performance: she allies herself with the song, and if the material is jubilant, she rides the emotions as energetically as she can.
This was the closing song of a long and delightful afternoon gig at Casa Mezcal on Orchard Street in New York City, where jazz flourishes on Sundays from 1-4. Tamar’s colleagues were pianist Michael Coleman and string bassist Rob Adkins, and they played marvelously throughout the afternoon. But for this closing number, I decided to take a chance and zero in on the most emotive Ms. Korn. I believe that Michael and Rob will forgive me for being left out of the shot — you can still hear them splendidly.
I also think you will agree that her rendition of WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO — that 1935 Harry Woods number lit from within by Billie Holiday — is a superb expression of their enthusiastic joy:
There will be more videos from that gig . . . and I hope to visit Casa Mezcal often when I return to New York. You should visit it now . . . And if you would like to know about Tamar’s upcoming gigs, I suggest you click the-first-kind-of-music/ and thank David S. Isenberg. You’ll understand why.
May your happiness increase!