Photo Gallery


SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB

November 15, 2014

Joining me that night: Chris Bergson (guitar), Ratzo B. Harris (bass), Jacob Melchior (drums)

Been trying to get to play with Chris for a while. Finally, our schedules aligned.

From the album, While The City Sleeps... by E. J. Decker, Candela Records, ⓒ 2001. SOMETHIN' Jazz Club, New York City November 15, 2014 E. J. Decker-vocals, Chris Bergson-guitar, Ratzo B. Harris-bass, Jacob Melchior-drums

From the album, A Job of Work (Tales of the Great Recession) by E. J. Decker, Candela Records, ⓒ 2013. SOMETHIN' Jazz Club, New York City, November 21, 2014 E. J. Decker-vocals, Chris Bergson-guitar, Ratzo B. Harris-bass, Jacob Melchior-drums


SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB

October 15, 2014

Joining me that night: Joe Tranchina (piano), Ratzo B. Harris (bass), Jacob Melchior (drums)

A warm, rainy autumn night with another great trio...


Photos ⓒ 2014 Francesca Maese, Layla Mary

SOMETHIN' JAZZ CLUB

August 7, 2014

Joining me that night: Les Kurtz (piano), Ratzo B. Harris (bass), Jacob Melchior (drums), Teadora (guest artist, dance)

A hot August night with an amazing trio with stunning guest artist, middle eastern dancer Teadora, joining us in the second set as we looked to meld Eastern & Western rhythms. Superb interplay between Teadora & Jacob on drums. Very hot night!


Side photos: Katherine Sandberg; Front photos: Diane Hoffman

A Job of Work Release Party

THE  SUGAR BAR, NYC

March 14, 2014

Joining me that night: Claire Daly (baritone sax), Elizabeth Frascoia (trombone), Joe Vincent Tranchina (piano), Saadi Zain (bass), Jacob Melchior (drums).

A very hip night with a great crowd at the late Nic Ashford & Valerie Simpson's club on W. 72nd Street.

Seems I'm too tall for the bandstand's archway, so I got to be down on the floor, where it's easier to move about the room, singing.


With iconic singer, songwriter, activist Tom Paxton following his successful Nov. 2013 concert at City Winery, NYC. The writer of A Job of Work's title track, Tom was instrumental in tracking down the long-lost rights to the song from the depth's of EMI's song vaults. Thank you, Tom! And thanks, Tom, for enjoying my re-arrangement of your stunning song!

With iconic singer, songwriter, activist Tom Paxton following his successful Nov. 2013 concert at City Winery, NYC. The writer of A Job of Work's title track, Tom was instrumental in tracking down the long-lost rights to the song from the depth's of EMI's song vaults. Thank you, Tom! And thanks, Tom, for enjoying my re-arrangement of your stunning song!

Photo ⓒ 2013 E. J. Decker

With Tom Paxton singer / songwriter / activist

CITY WINERY, NYC

November 3, 2013

The writer of A Job of Work's title track, Tom was instrumental in tracking down the long-lost rights to the song from the depth's of EMI's song vaults. Thanks for the help, Tom! And thanks for enjoying my re-arrangement of your stunning song!


Photos ⓒ 2009 E. J. Decker

A Job of Work Recording Sessions

October 5-8, 2009

Here are pics from the original tracking sessions at Michael Brorby's Acoustic Recording in Brooklyn, NY. Twenty-six tracks in four days. Enough for both the A Job of Work (Tales of the Great Recession) album and the upcoming Arthur Prysock project, due later this year.

Session personnel:

E. J. Decker (vocals, perc., arr.), Claire Daly (baritone sax), Elizabeth Frascoia (trombone), Les Kurtz (piano), Saadi Zain (bass), Tom Melito (drums) & Michael Brorby (tracking engineer).


Sweet Rhythm

February 6, 2007

One of the coldest nights of the year. But with plenty of music, we kept warming things up.

The band:

E. J. Decker (vocals), Les Kurtz (piano), Ratzo B. Harris (bass), Eric McPherson (drums)

Photos ⓒ 2007 Art Seif

 

Top photo: ⓒ 2015 Enid Farber