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Avishai Cohen's Triveni @ 55 Bar

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Nasheet Waits, Omer Avital, Avishai Cohen

Hanging @ the Jazz Gallery that night I realized that the place to go after the Members’ Party was 55 Bar, no other way, really.  Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Omer Avital (bass) and Nasheet Waits (drums) – just can’t miss it if these guys are playing together. The 1st set, especially, was out of this world. Yeah. There is actually even an overload of talent when they get together – one can get really overwhelmed with all that goodness happening from three such unique ways, all at once. Omer Avital really freaked my brain out with his chops as well. And Nasheet Waits was just so good it made me want to cry. I think, in the sound of his drums is the pure soul of jazz.

They’re going to record an album next week. And play on Tuesday @ Rose. Can’t wait.

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December 10, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni @ 55 Bar

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Nasheet Waits, Omer Avital, Avishai Cohen

Hanging @ the Jazz Gallery that night I realized that the place to go after the Members’ Party was 55 Bar, no other way, really.  Avishai Cohen (trumpet), Omer Avital (bass) and Nasheet Waits (drums) – just can’t miss it if these guys are playing together. The 1st set, especially, was out of this world. Yeah. There is actually even an overload of talent when they get together – one can get really overwhelmed with all that goodness happening from three such unique ways, all at once. Omer Avital really freaked my brain out with his chops as well. And Nasheet Waits was just so good it made me want to cry. I think, in the sound of his drums is the pure soul of jazz.

They’re going to record an album next week. And play on Tuesday @ Rose. Can’t wait.

Written by Ines

December 10, 2009 at 4:35 pm

Jazz Gallery Members' Holiday Party

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Vijay Iyer, Ravi Coltrane, Marcus Gilmore

Because Jazz Gallery is so cool! And they were having a holiday party. Lots of famous jazz musicians hanging out 😀 – was a little bit like a test of how many NY jazz musicians does one know by face. A members-only free event with food and wine (haha, ironically, me @ an open bar, again). And GREAT live music – Vijay Iyer on piano, Ravi Coltrane on tenor and Marcus Gilmore on drums. Very cool stuff. Savory postmodern deepness. The only thing that made it a bit tiring to listen were the low registers – since there was no bass, there was a lot of bass drum and piano down there and i found it a bit hard to listen out for. Otherwise, for some reason I really like bassless trios- opens up another kind of space. But I guess it’s a bit tricky with acoustic piano. Vijay Iyer is so cool though. Totally loved it.

Weird, lately everywhere I go I end up being close to kids or cats – and I’ve got mixed feelings about both of them, especially if i’m falling into all that postmodern deepness 😀 Yeah, so I was thinking what were all those kids doing at the Jazz Gallery, but it turned out they were all family. Cool. A real Christmas party 😀

Jazz Gallery Members’ Holiday Party

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Vijay Iyer, Ravi Coltrane, Marcus Gilmore

Because Jazz Gallery is so cool! And they were having a holiday party. Lots of famous jazz musicians hanging out 😀 – was a little bit like a test of how many NY jazz musicians does one know by face. A members-only free event with food and wine (haha, ironically, me @ an open bar, again). And GREAT live music – Vijay Iyer on piano, Ravi Coltrane on tenor and Marcus Gilmore on drums. Very cool stuff. Savory postmodern deepness. The only thing that made it a bit tiring to listen were the low registers – since there was no bass, there was a lot of bass drum and piano down there and i found it a bit hard to listen out for. Otherwise, for some reason I really like bassless trios- opens up another kind of space. But I guess it’s a bit tricky with acoustic piano. Vijay Iyer is so cool though. Totally loved it.

Weird, lately everywhere I go I end up being close to kids or cats – and I’ve got mixed feelings about both of them, especially if i’m falling into all that postmodern deepness 😀 Yeah, so I was thinking what were all those kids doing at the Jazz Gallery, but it turned out they were all family. Cool. A real Christmas party 😀