UPSTAIRS WITH DEBORAH AND FRIENDS (DEBORAH KENNEDY, TONY DI GREGORIO, ANDY O’NEILL, September 5, 2019)
Deborah Kennedy is one of the warmest people on the planet, someone I first met in 2005 at The Cajun, playing with Eddy Davis and others (she’s also a regular with Woody Allen and other NYC groups) . . . and did I mention that she is a wonderful string bassist who creates lovely melodies, can walk in four, has a beautiful sound and great intonation? And the kindness of her nature comes through her instrument.
I’d been out of touch with Ms. K for some time although I followed her (at a respectful distance) on Facebook, until she mentioned a little session she’d be having at her uptown apartment. I asked her if I and my camera were welcome, and the answer was an enthusiastic YES. With her were guitarist Tony DiGregorio and drummer Andy O’Neill , and here are two of the songs they performed that late afternoon. Lovely music, and lovely to reconnect.
Sam Rivers’ BEATRICE:
Antonio Carlos Jobim’s WAVE:
I hope to make other sessions! And you might want to visit Deborah’s Facebook page (noted above) to keep up with her gigging.
May your happiness increase!