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John Ellis' Double Wide & Somi @ Madison Square park

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John Ellis & Double Wide @ Madison Square park

I was so looking forward to those, but was actually pretty disappointed, especially with the Double Wide. Didn’t like it so much at all, except for the last tune. Madison Square park concerts have such a great vibe though, I still remember John Scofield from last year as one of the best concerts ever :D. Yeah, I think I have actually liked John Ellis’s groups a lot previously. I wonder if it was just one of those days. John Ellis-sax/bass clarinet, Brian Coogan-piano, Matt Perrine-sousaphone, Jason Marsalis-drums.

Somi and her band somehow just didn’t seem to be for me, and I only heard the first song or two.

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July 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm

John Ellis’ Double Wide & Somi @ Madison Square park

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John Ellis & Double Wide @ Madison Square park

I was so looking forward to those, but was actually pretty disappointed, especially with the Double Wide. Didn’t like it so much at all, except for the last tune. Madison Square park concerts have such a great vibe though, I still remember John Scofield from last year as one of the best concerts ever :D. Yeah, I think I have actually liked John Ellis’s groups a lot previously. I wonder if it was just one of those days. John Ellis-sax/bass clarinet, Brian Coogan-piano, Matt Perrine-sousaphone, Jason Marsalis-drums.

Somi and her band somehow just didn’t seem to be for me, and I only heard the first song or two.

Written by Ines

July 22, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Emma Larsson & Sami Linna @ Salmagundi Club

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Sami Linna & Emma Larsson @ Salmagundi Club

Caught a set of the Swedish jazz singer Emma Larsson and Finnish guitar player Sami Linna playing standards @ the Salmagundi Club on 5th Ave & 12th St. I’m not used to listening to standards that long, but it was actually pretty nice. It’s hard to listen to that many love songs in a row, though, it might have been good to include a few instrumental pieces in between. But Emma sounded very nice and I thought Sami did a really good job, but I wonder if I could be objective at all, because I know him pretty well. What a nice room for a jazz duo gig!

Written by Ines

July 22, 2010 at 11:37 am