Last night we said a great many things…
You said I was to do the thinking for both of us. Well, I’ve done a lot of it since then, and it all adds up to one thing: you’re coming to see THE IAN CAREY QUINTET at THE HOUSE OF SHIELDS where you belong.
Now, you’ve got to listen to me! You have any idea what you’d have to look forward to if you didn’t come to my gig TONIGHT, TUESDAY MAY 10? Nine chances out of ten, we’d both wind up in a jazz concentration camp. Isn’t that true, Louie?
I’m saying it because it’s true. Inside of us, we both know you belong at my gig. You’re part of our work, the thing that keeps us going. If that quintet plays FROM 5:30 to 8:30 PM and you’re not listening, you’ll regret it. Maybe not today. Maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.
We’ll always have THE HOUSE OF SHIELDS. We didn’t have, we, we lost it until you agreed to come to my NO COVER gig. We get it back tonight.
But I’ve got a job to do, too. Where ADAM SHULMAN, FRED RANDOLPH, EVAN FRANCIS, JOHN ARKIN and MYSELF are going, you can’t follow. What we’ve got to do, you can’t be any part of. I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of one little JAZZ QUINTET don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that. Now, now…
Here’s looking at you, kid.
WHO: Ian Carey Quintet, featuring:
Adam Shulman, piano
Fred Randolph, bass
Evan Francis, saxophone, and
John Arkin, drums
WHEN: Tuesday, 5/10, 5:30-8:30 pm
WHERE: The House of Shields, 39 New Montgomery St., SF
HOW MUCH: Bupkes.