Tag Archives: Skinner Hall

James Ruff – October 1, 2016

James Ruff  -  Skinner Hall, Vassar College  -  October 1, 2016 Ruff’s original (and still principle) musical career focus has been voice, and I’m not sure I would have attended if that was the extent of this solo concert.  But … Continue reading

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Christian McBride & Inside Straight – October 27, 2012

Christian McBride & Inside Straight  -  Vassar College  -  October 27, 2012 McBride has assembled the cream of the crop for this combo, all serious players.   He has a semi-standup-comic narration to go along with it (he has done a … 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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