Mike Moreno Group @ Smalls
Really great jazz @ Smalls yesterday – Mike Moreno on guitar, Peter Schlamb on vibraphone, Jon Cowherd on piano, Doug Weiss on bass, Jochen Rueckert on drums. Those were some real jazz cats :). Mike Moreno seems to be a really sound-conscious guitar player and on top of that plays very interesting lines as well :D. For me, the greatest revelation was the drummer – I can’t believe I hadn’t seen him around before, he seems to be one of the busiest in the scene – really enjoyed his playing. They did some Mike’s original tunes, I was especially blown away by the second set when they played The Fifth Element followed by a really beautiful nameless ballad. And Wayne Shorter’s Children of the Night sounded great as well.