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Archive for July 20th, 2010

Jack Wilkins & John Stowell @ Bella Luna

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Jack Wilkins & John Stowell @ Bella Luna

Jack Wilkins has this regular Tuesdays gig @ Bella Luna – which could be the ultimate jazz guitarists’ hang on the Upper West Side. Stopped by for a glass of wine yesterday. I think they do know quite a lot of standards!

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July 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm

Jim Campilongo Trio feat Nels Cline @ the Living Room

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Jim Campilongo trio feat Nels Cline

Cool regular Mondays gig @ The Living Room, Lower East Side – Jim Campilongo trio (with Stephan Crump on bass and Tony Mason on drums). Would definitely interest all the guitar buffs, just to see how to handle a Tele. I’m not sure how one should take the esthetics of all this but generally, the show was really spectacular. And Nels Cline actually joined them on stage that night for some really incredible guitar artistry. I liked the bass player, Stephan Crump – contributed a lot for the whole thing.
For some reason I really wish I could take my mother to see this one, I think she would like the vibe of that thing. Was a great night there, just a bit sorry I missed Tony Scherr playing earlier that night…

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July 20, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Emma Larsson Quartet @ Miles´Cafe

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Emma Larsson Quartet @ Miles' Café

This new jazz place – Miles’ Café on 53rd St & 3rd Ave. They seemed to have a pretty interesting way of doing business – no alcoholic drinks, and a $7 minimum. They said they would get their liqueur licence by July 20th, though. And I loved their green tea ice cream! Shirley Temple, the $7 non-alcoholic cocktail tasted like just a Fanta, though. And I think they should do something about the sound in the room, at this point it doesn’t really live up to the New York standard. I wondered if there was a working elevator or were people actually supposed to take all those flights of stairs to 3rd floor, as we did (following the signs on the wall).

Went to hear the Swedish jazz singer Emma Larsson and her quartet. Was a really nice choice of tunes (mostly originals), but I thought the band didn’t seem to follow the leader’s vision enough. Emma Larsson (vo), Benito Gonzalez(p), Yoshi Waki(b), Andrew Atkinson(dr).

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July 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm