Monthly Archives: July 2016

Moises Salazar – July 31, 2016

Moises Salazar  -  Wells Park, Brewster  -   July 31, 2016 Two new instrument sketch firsts for me – the zampoña (Andean pan pipes) and the charanga – in my own home town.  It’s a reflection of the reality of … Continue reading

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David Amram – July 30, 2016

David Amram  -  Putnam County Fair  -  July 30, 2016 Amram’s career is chock full of interesting connected dots from around the world, including as a Hollywood screen composer.  He’s Putnam-County local, a beatnik who never stopped and never stopped … Continue reading

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Myrna Hague – July 29, 2016

Myrna Hague  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  July 29, 2016 Hague, “Jamaica’s first lady of jazz”, was the focus of this Jazzmobile gig, co-sponsored by the Jamaica Tourism Board.  The opener was Trevor “Bridges” Bridgewater (my first steel pan!) playing … Continue reading

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Akiko Tsuruga Quartet – July 27, 2016

Akiko Tsuruga Quartet  -  Grant’s Tomb  -  July 27, 2016 Sometimes a seeming anomaly works out to be totally charming, and that is Tsuruga.  She fell in love with jazz organ, came to NYC from Japan, studied with the masters, … Continue reading

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Cavatina Quartet – July 24, 2016

Cavatina Quartet  -  Museum of Modern Art, Summergarden  -  July 24, 2016 A new venue for me, MOMA’s outdoor sculpture garden.  And of course, for a program assembled by Juilliard’s Joel Sachs, “new music” aplenty for the student players.

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Folklore Urbano Quintet – July 22, 2016

Folklore Urbano Quintet  -  Pierson Park  -  July 22, 2016 Ringleader Mayor leads the combo through various genres of Columbian music, folk and otherwise.  There are various conformations of the group, here a quintet; in other settings, up to twelve … Continue reading

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Ta Pethia Orchestra – July 16, 2016

Ta Pethia Orchestra  -  St. George Greek Orthodox Church  -  July 16, 2016 I spent some family time out on Cape Cod, and looked up the Grecian Festival, where Ta Pethia had the gig.  I was hoping for grilled octopus, … Continue reading

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Fat Joe – July 6, 2016

Fat Joe  -  Crotona Park  -  July 6, 2016 Circumstances put me out in Crotona Park waaaay early for this gig, so I had the best view in the house, up against the barrier.  DJ Tony Touch on for a … Continue reading

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