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Meshell Ndegeocello @ le Poisson Rouge

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Jason Moran @ le Poisson Rouge

This time – entitled Built by MeanRed-  was kind of intriguing because there was Jason Moran in the band. In the beginning there was a rather confusing 45minute wait with nice grooves from DJScribe (I Love Vinyl). Then Jason Moran’s solo piano warmup performance, which actually was quite unexpected for most of the crowd.. Some of it was actually really interesting modern jazz piano, but was difficult to get into it at that point. He also played along with the DJ a bit, which somehow also seemed a bit confusing at that particular time and place and the way things progressed seemed totally random. And anyway, everybody was expecting.. Meshell……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Meshell Ndegeocello @ le Poisson Rouge

Was great to see Meshell again, and hear her voice, which is just mesmerizing even when just talking, about anything. Jason Moran in the band didn’t get highlighted that much, which was a pity, because some of the things they did together were the most interesting part of the show, for me. But otherwise, I didn’t really dig the punk rock direction that they had with some of the newer tunes. The drummer had more like a rock/punk sound and I thought the groove wasn’t very soulful. Meshell played quite a lot of bass, which sounded really great.

It was great to see the fans – all races, gay and straight, from all walks of life, singing along to old hits like “Faithful” and  “Satisfy”.

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August 10, 2010 at 1:14 am

David Binney, Eivind Opsvik, Craig Taborn, Brian Blade @ Joe's Pub

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Dave Binney @ Joe's Pub

Played mostly tunes from Dave Binney’s newest album “Aliso” (which stands for the street he grew up on in California). It was my first time hearing Brian Blade live, and I was really excited about that. And he totally played up to the expectations I had…. – really something else! He had such a graceful groove, perfect flow in the music. Was a great band in general, definitely worth seeing that one. Craig Taborn was featured quite a bit, almost taking the spotlight from the leader. They also played a tune from one of my favorite Dave Binney records, Out of Airplanes.

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August 10, 2010 at 1:04 am

David Binney, Eivind Opsvik, Craig Taborn, Brian Blade @ Joe’s Pub

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Dave Binney @ Joe's Pub

Played mostly tunes from Dave Binney’s newest album “Aliso” (which stands for the street he grew up on in California). It was my first time hearing Brian Blade live, and I was really excited about that. And he totally played up to the expectations I had…. – really something else! He had such a graceful groove, perfect flow in the music. Was a great band in general, definitely worth seeing that one. Craig Taborn was featured quite a bit, almost taking the spotlight from the leader. They also played a tune from one of my favorite Dave Binney records, Out of Airplanes.

Written by Ines

August 10, 2010 at 1:04 am

Juuksemodell Manhattanil, Bumble & Bumble

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New Yorgis on selliseid toredaid juuksurite kursusi, kuhu on võimalik modelliks kandideerida ja tasuta juukselõikuse ja värvimise võimalust kasutada. Kuna heledamaks värvimine toimub neil alles oktoobris, siis ma võtsin selle, mida nad parajagu pakkusid, ehk siis tumedamaks. Juuksurid ise lendavad üle terve riigi New Yorki kohale ja maksavad võimaluse eest tipptasemel stilistide käe all juukseid värvida – nimelt igal modellil on oma juuksur ja stilist, kes juuksurite tööd juhatab. Minu juuksur oli pärit Chicago’st. Huvitaval kombel selgus, et ma nägevat välja väga sarnane sellele modellile, kes oli nende selle kuusruse õppevideos, ja kõik tundsid minu vastu palju huvi – päris meelitav kogemus oli. Päris hämmastav oli, kui palju on võimalik juuste värvimisest rääkida – mis toon ja miks just see toon, kuhu kui palju, mis alla, mis peale… Kõik analüüsiti nii põhjalikult läbi, tundus olevat päris keeruline teadus 🙂 Igatahes, ma olen suht rahul.

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August 10, 2010 at 12:46 am