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Sean Jones Quintet @ Jazz Standard

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Sean Jones Quintet @ Jazz Standard

Sean Jones Quintet @ the Jazz Standard

Went to hear trumpeter Sean Jones (album release party for The Search Within) with Brian Hogans on alto, Orrin Evans on piano, Luques Curtis on bass and John Davis on drums. Amazing rhythm section. Orrin Evans on piano was incredible. Very chic and sexy arrangements. They played Sean Jones’s great hit Black Music aka Chocolate Music (for a politically more correct title). And as an addition, there were the up and coming singer Sachal Vasandani and a burnin’ sax player girl sitting in for Stella By Starlight.

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August 13, 2009 at 1:52 am

Rudder @ le Poisson Rouge, New York

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Rudder @ Le Poisson Rouge

Rudder @ le Poisson Rouge

One of the hippest experimental/indiejazz/electronica bands in New York – Rudder @ Le Poisson Rouge, Bleecker Street. Chris Cheek on tenor, Henry Hey on keyboards, Tim Lefebvre on bass and Shawn Pelton on drums, subbing for Keith Carlock who is on tour with Steely Dan. Yeah, incredible band indeed, combining excellent musicianship, brilliant ideas, sound explorations, intriguing compositions, really great groove and the energy of a rock concert. They did songs off of their two records, of which the latest one Matorning (Nineteen Eight Records) just came out recently.

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August 13, 2009 at 1:25 am