Monday, February 17, 2014
Video Restores the Jazz Star
I've consistently implored locally-based jazz musicians to document themselves on video. It's only fair, consequently that I commend a man who is doing just that.
Hermon Mehari, Plastic Sax's 2009 Person of the Year, has always been a savvy self-promoter. His new video series further demonstrates his acumen.
Mehari duets with bassist Karl McComas-Reichl on a brief rendition of "Darn That Dream" at the Majestic in the embedded footage. Shot before or after the venue's business hours, the video features two camera angles and crisp sound.
The popular #jamoftheweek meme is commendable, but the extra effort made by Mehari demonstrates his serious commitment to his career and to the music he loves.