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Zion 80 – July 19, 2015

Zion 80  -  Bronx Music Heritage Center  -  July 19, 2015 Zion 80 has some Matisyahu lineage,  but is a strictly instrumental combo.  They channel Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, among others, through the lens of Fela; it’s an intense groove and … 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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Jimmy Heath Big Band – August 23, 2013

Jimmy Heath Big Band  – Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 23, 2013 As part of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Heath led his big band in a premiere of his extended composition, “Bird is the Word”.  And then continued with … Continue reading

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Jazz and Colors – November 10, 2012

Jazz and Colors  -  Central Park   -  November 10, 2012 Jazz and Colors was a great concept serving as a continuation of Christo & Jeanne-Claude’s “The Gates”.  It involved 30 different bands located throughout the Central Park, all playing the … Continue reading

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Greg Abate / Gary Smulyan Quartet – August 18, 2010

Greg Abate / Gary Smulyan Quartet    –   Dobbs Ferry Riverfront Park   –   August 18, 2010 Am I the only one finding it peculiar that the baritone sax players (in this case Abate) double on alto (both are E-flat) … Continue reading

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