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Steve Swallow Quintet @ New Morning, Paris

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Steve Swallow Quintet @ New Morning, Paris

As I happened to be in Paris, I thought I should check out one of the best known jazz clubs, New Morning. So I went to hear Steve Swallow with Chris Cheek, Steve Cardenas, Jorge Rossy  and Carla Bley. Oh god, I thought actually that it was quite awful. Listened only to a few tunes and left… (felt quite sorry for paying 25€ for it… :)). I just really didn’t like the timefeel of Carla Bley. I wonder if the compositions would have sounded more interesting with a different keyboard player. Not sure. Chris Cheek played well though…

The  venue itself is quite cosy – with dim lighting, lots of enthusiastic, respectuful people actually listening to the music (this time is was almost packed).

Anyway, was nice to see New Morning, but I’ll have to stick around to catch a better show now.

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November 17, 2011 at 7:01 pm

Rudder @ le Poisson Rouge, New York

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Rudder @ Le Poisson Rouge

Rudder @ le Poisson Rouge

One of the hippest experimental/indiejazz/electronica bands in New York – Rudder @ Le Poisson Rouge, Bleecker Street. Chris Cheek on tenor, Henry Hey on keyboards, Tim Lefebvre on bass and Shawn Pelton on drums, subbing for Keith Carlock who is on tour with Steely Dan. Yeah, incredible band indeed, combining excellent musicianship, brilliant ideas, sound explorations, intriguing compositions, really great groove and the energy of a rock concert. They did songs off of their two records, of which the latest one Matorning (Nineteen Eight Records) just came out recently.

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August 13, 2009 at 1:25 am