David Binney, Eivind Opsvik, Craig Taborn, Brian Blade @ 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.