Posts Tagged ‘Nick Anderson’
This time with Dan Loomis on bass, Nick Anderson on drums, John Beaty on alto and Douglas with a new (Klein) guitar and some new tunes. New tunes on myspace too, i like it :D. I think some of the compositions are killing. And really cool how John Beaty on alto can take the music even further. Great passionate saxophone playing. Some people in the audience wanted to buy a CD. I would like one too, actually :D. Even though I think they could use a really simple ballad on it as well, in between all that elaborate stuff.
That night, Tea Lounge hangover tea was pretty good too, since I was still half dead from celebrating my birthday the day before.
Darius Jones – Alto Saxophone, Maeve Royce – Bass, Nick Anderson – Drums, Mara Rosenbloom (piano, compositions). I loved the music! What a great band :D Mara is amazing – to see that kind of people is such an inspiration. She’s doing her thing and it’s so killing :D Beautiful sensitive original music… Sounded so real.
And Korzo restaurant (667 5th Avenue, Brooklyn) has become a lot cozier place to have live music since the last time I was there. Just a nice walk away from home.
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.
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 :D Open bars are so much fun :)
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 :D Some killin jazz playing :D And I got home with just one long train ride, the G train :) Was very gradual.
Douglas Bradford (guitar and compositions), John Beaty (alto sax), Greg Chudzik (bass), Nick Anderson (drums). I heard the same thing in June @ Solo Kitchen Bar – I really like that band and the music. And besides all I think the guitar player has a cute haircut ;) Nice neighborhood cafe @ Cortelyou road, Vox Pop – played some great background music there.
Monday night @ Spike Hill – heard almost whole set of Ian Rapien (tenor and compositions) group with Aki Ishiguro on guitar, Nick Anderson on drums, didn’t recognize who was on bass and keys. Was really good! I’ve noticed that Monday nights at Spike Hill at least one of the bands is great – usually the one that plays some interesting original music and not standards. I liked Aki Ishiguro a lot, should go hear him play with his own group :D