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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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MAKU SoundSystem – September 22, 2016

MAKU SoundSystem  -  Rubenstein Atrium  -   September 22, 2016 MAKU is pretty close to the ultimate in World Music.  The basic band has a South American orientation, mostly Colombia.  The concert was like a showcase revue, with MAKU showing … 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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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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Akiko Tsuruga Quartet – July 27, 2016

Akiko Tsuruga Quartet  -  Grant’s Tomb  -  July 27, 2016 Sometimes a seeming anomaly works out to be totally charming, and that is Tsuruga.  She fell in love with jazz organ, came to NYC from Japan, studied with the masters, … 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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Leviticus Gory – April 11, 2016

Leviticus Gory  -  Busking NYC  -  April 11, 2016 There are certain days when I need to take a day off to deal with official business in New York City.  That put me on track to come across Gory, groovin’  … Continue reading

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MSM Jazz Arts Combos – December 10

Jazz Arts Combos  -  Manhattan School of Music  -  December 10 The exact designation of these student groups is lacking, as there were neither a written program nor clear formal introductions.  So all I can say is that the two … Continue reading

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Houston Person – August 19, 2015

Houston Person  -  Grant’s Tomb  -  August 19, 2015 You get no surprises with Person, but you know there will be a solid straight ahead approach digging into the jazz standards book, ballads alternating with uptempo jauntiness.  It’s a worthy … Continue reading

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Roy Ayers – August 12, 2015

Roy Ayers  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  August 12, 2015 Ayers has had a two-stage career, initially as a jazz vibes player who rose to prominence in the 1970′s.  Some of his licks have been sampled and gained placement in … Continue reading

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