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Escher String Quartet – November 6, 2016

Escher String Quartet  -  Vassar College, Skinner Hall  -  November 6, 2016 The quartet program included works by Mozart, Bartók, and then a quintet (add Crow’s piano) of Dvorák.  (Sorry Anton, all those different accents available, but not the correct … Continue reading

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Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra – November 4, 2016

Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra  -  Neidorff-Karpati Hall    November 4, 2016 Once again Bobby Sanabria has whipped his student charges into shape (including getting them all dressed up) for an evening of new pieces or new arrangements … Continue reading

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Jane Ira Bloom – October 20, 2016

Jane Ira Bloom  - Bruno Walter Auditorium  -   October 20, 2016 Bloom, soprano saxist, is a seeker for inspiration for her new works, and she landed on Emily Dickinson once she learned that ED was a pianist and an … Continue reading

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Tabou Combo – September 1, 2016

Tabou Combo  -  Rubenstein Atrium  -  September 1, 2016 The Haitian roots of this group go way back; it has now been headquartered in NYC for decades, but beneath my radar.  For the event, space that is customarily given over … Continue reading

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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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Joshua Raoul Brody – August 2, 2016

Joshua Raoul Brody  -  Rite Spot Cafe  -  August 2, 2016 Simple concept: ditch the karaoke machine, use live musicians, restrict it to the Beatles catalog.  Now consider the execution: someone needs to know, and be able to play, all … 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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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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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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