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Stacy Dillard @ Fat Cat

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Stacy Dillard @ Fat Cat

For a lot of jazz people the night out in the West Village ends at Fat Cat. It’s actually pretty good meeting place. And the pool is kind of addicting, once you start.

I heard the jam session opening band Stacy Dillard- Sax, Ryan Berg – Bass, Greg Magnano – guitar, Jeremy “Bean” Clemons – Drums. I thought it was actually really good, I liked the bass player and the guitar player played some killing rhythm guitar! 😀

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August 31, 2010 at 10:33 pm

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Paul Motian with Bill Frisell, Mark Turner & Tony Malaby @ the Village Vanguard

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Paul Motian @ the Vanguard

Originally, the two weeks were supposed to be with Joe Lovano, but he couldn’t make it, so there were even two tenor players to fill in for him – Mark Turner and Tony Malaby. It was rather experimental, and it actually sounded kind of serious to me, as soul searching.

It was really great to visit the Vanguard again… Even though now that they accept credit cards it’s somehow different 🙂

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August 31, 2010 at 10:20 pm

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Peter Bernstein solo guitar @ Smalls

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Peter Bernstein solo guitar

Went to hear Peter Bernstein’s solo guitar gig @ Smalls, which he has been doing pretty regularly for about a year or so. He played some great tunes – Pannonica (Monk), Who Can I Turn To, Angel Eyes, Cabin In the Sky (by Vernon Duke), Wise One (John Coltrane), What Is This Thing Called Love, Autumn In New York. It was interesting to listen to, intellectually,  the way he treated the harmonies and melodies while being deeply rooted in jazz tradition. The emphasis seemed to be more on chords and harmonies, not so much about groove.

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August 31, 2010 at 10:07 pm