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Steve Kroon – August 25, 2016

Steve Kroon  -  Louis Armstrong House Museum  -  August 25, 2016 One more new venue for me; choosing the subway is choosing an all day thing.  Upside: curry goat to be had on the very block!  Kroon’s driving congas keep … Continue reading

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Tactus – December 10, 2015

Tactus  -  Manhattan School of Music  -  December 10, 2015 Tactus is (or seems to be) less a group than a collective within the Manhattan School that features music of the 20th and 21st century; here the focus was on … Continue reading

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Ensemble Signal – September 10, 2013

Ensemble Signal  -  Miller Theatre  –   September 10, 2013 This was a part of the Miller Theatre’s “Pop Up” concert series.   With a modest turnout  expected,  the seats were actually on the stage at the same level as the … Continue reading

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Yard Byard – August 14, 2013

Yard Byard  -  Dobbs Ferry Riverfront Park  -  August 14, 2013 This is a tribute band to the late jazz piano encyclopedist, Jaki Byard; a number of the players had worked with him in some capacity.  It is testimony to … Continue reading

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Zakir Hussain – October 7, 2012

Zakir Hussain  -  Skinner Hall, Vassar College  -  October 7, 2012 Hussain was my first close-up exposure to a tabla player in action, so I got a better understanding of how the deep talking drum (Bāyāñ or Duggi) works, especially … Continue reading

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Wall to Wall Gertrude’s Paris – May 5, 2012

Wall to Wall Gertrude’s Paris – Symphony Space – May 5, 2012 This year’s Wall-to-Wall celebrated the 1920′s Paris of Gertrude Stein.  Performances began even before we got into the theatre, with Marni Rice leading her band, Chanson Chamber Salon, … Continue reading

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Mingus Orchestra – February 13, 2010

Mingus Orchestra -  St. Bartholomew’s Church  -  February 13, 2010 Better Get Hit in Your Soul, a freebie by the orchestra in church!   Who are we to argue?  A program of Mingus compositions with various musical configurations and arrangers.  Gunther … Continue reading

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