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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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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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Ethos Percussion Group – March 23, 2012

Ethos Percussion Group – Skinner Hall, Vassar College – March 23, 2012 Three of the five works performed by Ethos were commissioned for them, so they were a custom fit, not likely to be heard elsewhere.  “Ziggurat (interior)” by John … Continue reading

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Kurt Elling – October 1, 2011

Kurt Elling  -  Skinner Hall, Vassar College  -  October 1, 2011 I kind of miss the old pre-colored-pencil days of dealing with watercolors at the concerts, so I stay alert for opportunities to get back with the wet.  I’ve had … Continue reading

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Rufus Reid Quintet – October 2, 2010

Rufus Reid Quintet    –     Skinner Hall, Vassar College   –    October 2, 2010 Primo seating for this primo combo – second row, plenty of light.  The up-close situation did present issues of perspective, and what exactly could fit on … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger – October 10, 2009

Pete Seeger  -  Vassar College  -  October 10, 2009 Now here is a true giant of a legend, so no way I’m passing up this chance.  Outdoors in front of the Vassar College chapel on a sunny but brisk afternoon.  … Continue reading

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