Whether creating solo material or records with his band, Giant Sand, Howe Gelb has been consistently turning out engaging music for decades. The way he effortlessly blends genres and traditions is striking. In this video, Gelb wanders into a jazz bar in Pennsylvania to perform and stir up old memories. It begins with a fabulous conversation with the bar owner, Tunsie Jabbour, in which Gelb says: “I live like jazz: I’m improvising all the time.” Lovely. Then, we’re hooked before he even begins to play when he strokes his plectrum on the microphone. Sit back and enjoy.