Hindustan – 2021

Jon-Erik Kellso

Hot jazz played outside during the pandemic

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The regular jam session-oriented gig led by trumpeter Jon-Erik Kellso at the Ear Inn in New York was interrupted (as was everything else) by the COVID pandemic.

On May 2, 2021, Kellso’s group (called the Ear-Regulars) had their first job after 14 months, playing outdoors at the Ear Inn.

Kellso is joined by Scott Robinson on C-melody sax and the small Eb tuba, guitarist Matt Munisteri, and bassist Pat O’Leary for a boisterous version of “Hindustan” that alternates between two keys.

Even a pandemic cannot stop hot jazz for long.

-Scott Yanow


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