Monthly Archives: July 2010

Hendrik Meurkins Quartet – July 16, 2010

Hendrik Meurkins Quartet     –      Pierson Park, Tarrytown        -         July 16, 2010 And yet another venue new to me.  I think the nature of this beast (jazz harmonica) is that some of it is just going to sound like lounge … Continue reading

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David Bromberg – July 14, 2010

David Bromberg        –       Madison Square Park         –           July 14, 2010 Front row again for this quartet.  Bromberg played mostly acoustic guitar, but also some electric and some mandolin.  At one point there were three mandolins going at once.  … Continue reading

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Albert Ayler Festival – July 10, 2010

Albert Ayler Festival          –            Roosevelt Island          -               July 10, 2010 Another locale new to me.   There had been a deluginous downpour that I missed while in the subway.  Upon my tardy arrival, in my haste to get started I … Continue reading

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The Old 97′s – July 4, 2010

The Old 97′s        -           South Street Seaport           –              July 4, 2010 Another scorching day, with me bummed that there was an unbeknownst opening act for the Old 97′s, an alt-country-rock band with plenty of energy.  At … Continue reading

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Mose Allison – June 30, 2010

Mose Allison           –                  Madison Square Park           –              June 30, 2010 Although not an unfamiliar venue, this was the first music I’ve seen there.  Totally in the front row.  Mose is the master of wry … Continue reading

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Danny Rosado – June 24, 2010

Danny Rosado (Conjunto Classico)     –     St. Mary’s Park, Bronx      –       June 24, 2010 Yet another unfamiliar venue, also deep in the South Bronx.  The day was a scorcher, and driving along 149th Street I passed … Continue reading

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Ethan Iverson – June 19, 2010

Ethan Iverson             –          National Jazz Museum in Harlem    -    June 19, 2010 This event wasn’t exactly a concert.  It instead consisted of a melange of reminiscences, discussion, listening to recorded music selections, and live piano performance, hosted by Loren … Continue reading

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Seamus Blake – June 8, 2010

Seamus Blake (Eric Reed group)     –     Tourneau Atrium, New York   -   June 8, 2010 Blake was part of jazz pianist Eric Reed’s group (Ben Wolf – bass; Willie Jones III – drums), in a gig sponsored by radio … Continue reading

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Lila Downs – April 15, 2010

Lila Downs       -       Casita Maria, Bronx   -    April 15, 2010 Deep in the South Bronx, English is the second language.  Casita Maria shares its building with the Urban Assembly Bronx Studio School  (what ever happened to “PS” plus a number?); … Continue reading

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