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Ben Monder with Chris Lightcap & Ted Poor @ Korzo Konceptions

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Chris Lightcap, Ted Poor, Ben Monder @ Korzo

Well that was something ridiculous, just unbelievable! Ben Monder on guitar, Chris Lightcap – bass, Ted Poor- drums. My New York jazz experience would have been much less without it… They had this totally scary control over the instruments, dynamics, sound and rhythm, and this magical alchemical togetherness as a trio, I was totally tripping into another dimension listening to them. They did Long Ago And Far Away, I’ll Remember April, a Cream song, some Jimmy Webb tunes – but to me it all sounded like Ben Monder’s music. Yeah, amazing what worlds a “jazz guitar” trio can conjure up. Never realized how good Chris Lightcap and Ted Poor were before yesterday. Korzo on Tuesdays is just great! I’m glad I heard this one.

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December 23, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Jeremy Udden's Ethiopian Groove Project @ Le Grand Dakar

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Jeremy Udden @ Le Grand Dakar

Was supposed to be with Mike Baggetta on guitar and Jorge Roeder on bass, but it was actually Dave Ambrosio (bass), Richie Barshay (drums), Pete Cancura (sax), Jeremy Udden (sax) and no guitar. But the music was pretty cool, Ethiopian groove :D. Jeremy Udden has a nice sound. Interesting restaurant in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, that one, they quite often have some great bands playing over there. I found out that the guy who books it is also the head chef. Well, the food and the booking is just delicious. But they could make it a little cozier for winter time, the room was a bit cold. To me the space feels like it might be a lovely place to hang in spring.

Jeremy Udden’s Ethiopian Groove Project @ Le Grand Dakar

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Jeremy Udden @ Le Grand Dakar

Was supposed to be with Mike Baggetta on guitar and Jorge Roeder on bass, but it was actually Dave Ambrosio (bass), Richie Barshay (drums), Pete Cancura (sax), Jeremy Udden (sax) and no guitar. But the music was pretty cool, Ethiopian groove :D. Jeremy Udden has a nice sound. Interesting restaurant in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, that one, they quite often have some great bands playing over there. I found out that the guy who books it is also the head chef. Well, the food and the booking is just delicious. But they could make it a little cozier for winter time, the room was a bit cold. To me the space feels like it might be a lovely place to hang in spring.