A free Peter Bernstein Trio concert in Greenwich Village
How often does that happen that you go to a free Peter Bernstein trio concert, be almost the only one showing up, sit in the front row as close to the band as if having them playing in your living room? Yeah, that kind of happened yesterday as a part of the All Things Project Jazz Underground Series @ Neighborhood Church of Greenwich Village on Bleecker St – apparently nobody really knew about the event, because it wasn’t listed anywhere. Peter Bernstein on guitar, Doug Weiss on bass, Joe Strasser on drums. They played some standards and a couple of originals. Listening to Peter Bernstein that close is like having a really good jazz guitar lesson – he is just so clear in what he does and well founded in the craft.
I actually heard the same band the night before @ Bar Next Door (downstairs from La Lanterna, MacDougal St).
How spoiled can one get in New York? There don’t seem to be any limits to that here.