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Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings and Bill Stewart @ Smalls

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Lines outside Smalls jazz club

One of those shows that one should arrive early to: we got there about half an hour before the first set (@8PM), stood in line (really awesome line, of awesome people:D) for at least the half hour, and were able to buy tickets for the second set only… So we just had a drink in a nearby bar and came back half an our before the second set (@10PM –  at that point the whole thing was sold out, so I guess they had no general admission really)…

Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings, Bill Stewart @ Smalls

The concert was great, as expected: they were celebrating the release of the live recording they did at Smalls almost exactly a year ago (January 6-8 2011).  They started with Just A Thought by Peter Bernstein, then bluesy Molto Molto with some Giant Steps influenced changes (by Larry Goldings). Then Django (John Lewis) that started with Bernstein on solo guitar. Extremely beautiful (Bernstein’s sound was just incredible) ballad All Too Soon (by Duke Ellington). Then a burning blues Breakthrough (by Hank Mobley) featuring Bill Stewart on drums… 😀 They closed with a soulful version of Ahmad Jamal’s Night Mist Blues.

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December 29, 2011 at 5:17 pm

John Scofield with Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart @ Madison Square Park

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John Scofield trio @ Madison Square Park

John Scofield trio @ Madison Square Park

There was something about August 5th in New York – all the great concerts seemed to be booked on one day. For example, there was John Scofield Trio @ Madison Square Park, a free gig! Really nice hang out there, lying on the lawn listening to John Scofield, Steve Swallow and Bill Stewart:D Those guys are even better than I thought! Sco is such a happening guitar player, even now, full of ideas and energy. His sound was just mind-blowing, even at the park. He used reverse loops a lot, really inspired experimental funk-jazz-blues. Steve Swallow was swinging real hard. The level of that trio was just completely something else. Yeah, and they even played Green Tea from A Go go. That gig really took off, one of the best concerts I’ve ever heard. Feel really sorry for everybody who wasn’t there :D…

John Scofield trio @ Madison Square Park

John Scofield trio @ Madison Square Park

John Scofield trio @ Madison Square Park

John Scofield trio @ Madison Square Park

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August 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm