Monthly Archives: June 2012

Gretchen Parlato / Gregory Porter – June 27, 2012

Gretchen Parlato/Gregory Porter – Madison Square Park – June 27, 2012 Two GP vocalists at one gig, neither of which I was familiar with beforehand, both proving worthy.  Additional post-production research was therefore necessary, for more background filler (or, trivia, … Continue reading

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Busking New York – June 27, 2012

Busking New York -  Herald Square Subway Station  -  June 27, 2012 With a little extra time on the way downtown, and needing to transfer at Herald Square, I took advantage of one of the spots given over to buskers.   … Continue reading

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Carolina Chocolate Drops – June 23, 2012

Carolina Chocolate Drops  -  New Haven Green  -  June 23, 2012 This is the second dynamite concert of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas.  Opening band Caravan of Thieves, gypsy-swing oriented, was cool enough placeholder, giving me time to … Continue reading

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Eddie Palmieri – June 21, 2012

Eddie Palmieri  -  Rockefeller Park  -  June 21, 2012 This incarnation of Palmieri’s band is the “Afro-Caribbean Jazz Octet”.  No matter what the band is called, the Latin jazz is inevitably blazing, and this gig was no exception.  Well worth … Continue reading

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Dianne Reeves – June 16, 2012

Sing the Truth (Soul Sisters) – New Haven Green – June 16, 2012 Unsure how to notate this gig, as their own press has shown some ambiguity.  The overall event is the weeks-long International Festival of Arts and Ideas, and … Continue reading

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Ted Rosenthal Quintet – June 1, 2012

Ted Rosenthal Quintet  -  New York Historical Society  -  June 1, 2012 Institutions are really coming out of the woodwork to sponsor music series, much to love!  Rosenthal has dedicated his most recent works to Monk, taking some compositional liberties … Continue reading

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Ted Brown – May 20, 2012

Ted Brown  -  White Plains Public Library  -  May 20, 2012 Brown was an unfamiliar quantity for me.  Apparently a follower of Lenny Tristano, as were several of his band mates.  They grooved with the comfort of a bunch of … Continue reading

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