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Jon Batiste / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – June 29, 2014

Jon Batiste / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble  -  Central Park Summerstage  –   June 29, 2014 While I’m not always crazy about how the Summerstage logistics affect both my personal comfort and access to sketching, for this one I just plastered … Continue reading

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Buika – June 22, 2014

Buika  -  Central Park Summerstage  -  June 22, 2014 This barefoot girl is another of those channeling-from-who-knows-where pheenoms.  Buika’s underlying sensibility is flamenco, and her trio is soaked in the tradition, carrying on splendidly.  But that’s just the basis, with … Continue reading

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Gary Clark Jr. – July 28, 2012

Gary Clark Jr.  -  Central Park Summerstage  -  July 2, 2012 Clark is the latest in the line of hot Texas electric blues guitar-slingers.  He has dialed (and loudly!) into Hendrix’s tone, skipping over the let’s-bring-Jimi-to-Texas of SRV,  and instead … Continue reading

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Criolo – July 21, 2012

Criolo  -  Central Park Summerstage  -   July  21, 2012 The headliner here was Bebel Gilberto, but no sketches of her.  As for her music, I was expecting (or at least hoping for) a nuanced treatment of Brazilian folk roots.  No … Continue reading

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