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Four gigs and an open vodka bar

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Hanna-Liina @ the vodka bar

Hanna-Liina @ the vodka bar

First it was Rockwood for the happy hour band of Melanie Penn, the singer-songwriter. Seemed to be really popular, Rockwood was packed. I met a fellow Estonian Hanna-Liina Võsa there, so we went on for some Friday night gig hopping 🙂 Next in plan was Dave Allen Trio @ Bar Next Door with Aidan Carroll on bass and Jared Schonig on drums (who was subbing for someone, did a great job sight reading there). Bass and drums were really loud and stole most of the attention – and I enjoyed it, they were killin. Bar Next Door was quite empty, I never got such a good seat there yet.  Apparently the 1st and 4th sets  are 50% off the cover charge which makes it $6. And the drink minimum – the season for beer is over, now is time for tea.

Beatbox Guitar @ Webster Hall

Beatbox Guitar @ Webster Hall

And vodka. Next stop was Webster Hall @ the East Village, more like a DJ venue there, besides an open vodka bar it featured a cool live music event with beatboxer Pete List and harp guitarist Rob Mastrianni. Sounded great!
We as Estonians both drank 5 vodka cocktails in a fraction of a second and felt great 😀 Open bars are so much fun 🙂

 

Aki ishiguro Group @ Coco 66

Aki ishiguro Group @ Coco 66

And then the final destination, Coco 66 in Greenpoint to hear Aki Ishiguro Group with Alex Terrier on alto, Sean Wayland on keys, Pascal Niggenkemper on bass and Nick Anderson on drums. For some weird reason the place was double booked so they actually played next door, it seemed to be 68 Greenpoint Ave not 66. But the band was great 😀 Some killin jazz playing 😀 And I got home with just one long train ride, the G train 🙂 Was very gradual.Hanna-Liina Võsa & Me

 

Jason Carter @ Calvary-St. George’s Church

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Jason Carter's harp guitar @ Calvary Church, New York

Jason Carter's harp guitar @ Calvary Church, NYC

A friend of mine, British guitar player Jason Carter who I met 5 years ago @ his workshop in Viljandi – now had a gig in New York. I still remembered some of the songs from last time :D. Was beautiful. JC is an interesting world music acoustic guitar player, having traveled the world with his guitar and drawn from lots of influences – Classical, Arabic, Middle Eastern, Indian, flamenco… And after having lived in Finland for 7 years (I think he has even developed a hint of the Finnish accent there) he has some Nordic silence in his playing, too :D. The only tune he did in stardard tuning, Somewhere Over the Rainbow was really beautiful – he had actually heard Keith Jarrett’s version of it in Hong Kong!  Played a lot of harp guitar this time, some stuff with a bow as well.  I just heard he did a tour in Estonia this summer, playing 20 concerts in 18 days and was a huge success… 😀 The church –  Calvary St. George’s Church on Park Avenue South (@ 21st St) was nice, offered tea and cookies after the concert. They said they have beautiful ceremonies on Sundays @ 6 o’clock featuring inspiring thoughts and beautiful music.

Written by Ines

November 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Jason Carter @ Calvary-St. George's Church

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Jason Carter's harp guitar @ Calvary Church, New York

Jason Carter's harp guitar @ Calvary Church, NYC

A friend of mine, British guitar player Jason Carter who I met 5 years ago @ his workshop in Viljandi – now had a gig in New York. I still remembered some of the songs from last time :D. Was beautiful. JC is an interesting world music acoustic guitar player, having traveled the world with his guitar and drawn from lots of influences – Classical, Arabic, Middle Eastern, Indian, flamenco… And after having lived in Finland for 7 years (I think he has even developed a hint of the Finnish accent there) he has some Nordic silence in his playing, too :D. The only tune he did in stardard tuning, Somewhere Over the Rainbow was really beautiful – he had actually heard Keith Jarrett’s version of it in Hong Kong!  Played a lot of harp guitar this time, some stuff with a bow as well.  I just heard he did a tour in Estonia this summer, playing 20 concerts in 18 days and was a huge success… 😀 The church –  Calvary St. George’s Church on Park Avenue South (@ 21st St) was nice, offered tea and cookies after the concert. They said they have beautiful ceremonies on Sundays @ 6 o’clock featuring inspiring thoughts and beautiful music.

Written by Ines

November 5, 2009 at 3:29 pm