Monthly Archives: December 2014

Manuel Valera New Cuban Express – November 7, 2014

Manuel Valera New Cuban Express -  Bronx Museum of the Arts  -  November 7, 2014 One more new venue for me, hooray for the Bronx.  I’d earlier caught a permutation of parts of this combo under Yosvanny Terry’s leadership; here … Continue reading

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Bertha Hope – October 26, 2014

Bertha Hope  -  Morris High School  -  October 26, 2014 Here’s someone who was totally not on my radar screen at all; Hope was married to a minor NYC player, Elmo Hope, also a pianist.  For a while they shared … Continue reading

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Abdullah Ibrahim – October 20, 2014

Abdullah Ibrahim  -  Schomburg Center  -  October 20, 2014 I just love these old jazz masters whose command of technique is so thoroughly transparent that impediment-free channeling from their consciousness to mine is achieved; Ibrahim certainly fills the bill.  He … Continue reading

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