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Music Conservatory of Westchester Jazz Faculty Quartet – September 21, 2016

Music Conservatory of Westchester Jazz Faculty Quartet – Grace Episcopal Church – September 21, 2016 Biggest mouthful of a name for a group I’ve ever documented.  This was a memorial dedicated to the music of jazz sax player (and fellow Westchester-er) … Continue reading

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Sun Ra Arkestra – May 8, 2016

Sun Ra Arkestra  -  Greenpoint Terminal  -  May 8, 2016 How’s this for a birthday present? From my son to my wife, down to Brooklyn, which is like a foreign country when this chauffeur is driving.  The converted old terminal … Continue reading

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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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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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Cecile McLorin Salvant – August 24, 2013

Cecile McLorin Salvant  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 24, 2013 This was day 2 of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, so it was a bit of a tossup how I would title it, but Cecile was the real draw … Continue reading

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Wycliffe Gordon – February 4, 2013

Wycliffe Gordon  -  Paul Hall  -  February 4, 2013 Juilliard School’s jazz program has really hit the jackpot this year regarding its guest artists, mentors, artists-in-residence, whatever they call them.  Gordon is the latest; here he collaborates with two distinct … Continue reading

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Yosvany Terry Quintet – November 17, 2012

Yosvany Terry Quintet  -  El Museo del Barrio  -  November 17, 2012 Terry has been on my to-see list for a while, and even an ill-fated trip to Harlem for a to-be-cancelled gig.  So finally – and it turns out … Continue reading

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BackCountry Jazz – October 13, 2012

BackCountry Jazz  -  Greenwich Library, Cole Auditorium  -  October 13, 2012 BackCountry Jazz is a nonprofit music performance and education organization put together in Greenwich, led on stage by Bennie Wallace.  He’s had a legit career in jazz, and seems … Continue reading

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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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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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