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Jonathan Kreisberg @ Solo Kitchen Bar

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Jonathan Kreisberg @ Solo Kitchen Bar

Jonathan Kreisberg @ Solo Kitchen Bar

I made it to the second set – sounded great! Jonathan Kreisberg on guitar, Orlando Le Fleming on bass, Will Vinson on alto (also some piano) and Greg Ritchie on drums. I really liked Jonathan Kreisberg’s new compositions, they played a bunch of them on the second set – I believe they were entitled Survive, Long As A Mercury Day, one really great one without a name. And they played The South Of Everywhere. I really liked the drummer, again 😀

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August 24, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Davy Mooney Quartet; Arthur Kell Quartet @ 55 Bar

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Davy Mooney Quartet @ 55 Bar

Davy Mooney Quartet @ 55 Bar

What a nice shelter from the rain – I spent the whole evening @ 55 Bar last night.  Early set was Davy Mooney Quartet – Dave Mooney (guitar), John Ellis (tenor sax), Orlando LeFleming (bass), Greg Ritchie (drums). Great choice of sidemen :D. Having that good sidemen might be dangerous though, but I guess it worked out. Davy Mooney did some singing as well – he has a really nice voice. I liked the drummer a lot. And John Ellis is just so incredibly expressive. He seems to have mastery over so many shades of sound and dynamics.

Arthur Kell Quartet @ 55 Bar

Arthur Kell Quartet @ 55 Bar

And the next band, Arthur Kell Quartet was just amazing! Nir Felder on guitar, Loren Stillman on alto, Mark Ferber on drums, Arthur Kell on bass and compositions. They were so tight and everybody was really killin’! The first set was especially good, I enjoyed it so much! 😀 Hearing that kind of music makes me not want to leave New York. Nir Felder really surprised me again – even though he suffered from a jet leg, that was some very inspired ground-breaking guitar playing there. He seems to get better with every time I hear him, or is it just me? Anyway, it was fun to hear him play next to Loren Stillman – those guys both play so incredible lines and have amazing sound. How can they be so killin’ when they just seem to be sight reading?  😀 Yeah that first set was one of my favorite concerts here, so far :D.

Kari Ikonen’s Karikko @ Dizzy’s Club and Ari Hoenig’s trio @ Smalls

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Kari Ikonen @ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Kari Ikonen @ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

My first time to see a show @ Dizzy’s – went to hear the famous Finnish band, Kari Ikonen’s Karikko. Really enjoyed freaking out Mika Kallio, the drummer, who knows me from Viljandi, Estonia – he probably didn’t expect me to show up at a gig at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, New York :D. The music was just beautiful and it was great to hear good old Finnish accent in between songs… 😀 On contrary to it’s reputation that night @ Dizzy’s wasn’t all that expensive. The cover charge for students was just $10 and the cheapest beer to take care of the drink minimum was $4 – which beats most other venues in NY. Yeah, but Dizzy’s club still has the atmosphere of being a jazz club for the rich people. There was quite a lot of eating and talking going on during the concert. But what a great view :D. Not a bad place to hang out if one can afford it.

Gilad Hekselman, Orlando LeFleming, Ari Hoenig @ Smalls

Gilad Hekselman, Orlando Le Fleming, Ari Hoenig @ Smalls

For some reason I had a fixation on going to hear Ari Hoenig @ Smalls that night, even though I didn’t have money for the $20 cover charge. But I’ve been hearing so much music for free lately that I kind of forget about paying already. So me and my companion for the night, Douglas, just walked in to Smalls, just like that,  and heard a whole set of the great drum artistry of Ari Hoenig, who had Orlando Le Fleming on bass and Gilad Hekselman on guitar in the group that night. It was such a great playful concert. Those guys have the best sense of humor, musically. One of the highlights of the night was certainly when Ari played “Moanin'” on the drums. It was just so laid-back and bluesy that  it was

Smalls

Smalls

almost hard to take. And Gilad Hekselman really won some hearts over when playing the ballad “Embraceable You” painfully beautifully and yet with a sense of humor.  It was also my first time to hear Orlando Le Fleming – he is so enjoyable to watch, I’ve never seen anyone look so comfortable playing the bass, he almost looks as if he’s just chilling out – yet plays with such amazing energy. What a great example of effortless mastery 😀

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June 16, 2009 at 9:57 am

Kari Ikonen's Karikko @ Dizzy's Club and Ari Hoenig's trio @ Smalls

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Kari Ikonen @ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Kari Ikonen @ Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

My first time to see a show @ Dizzy’s – went to hear the famous Finnish band, Kari Ikonen’s Karikko. Really enjoyed freaking out Mika Kallio, the drummer, who knows me from Viljandi, Estonia – he probably didn’t expect me to show up at a gig at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, New York :D. The music was just beautiful and it was great to hear good old Finnish accent in between songs… 😀 On contrary to it’s reputation that night @ Dizzy’s wasn’t all that expensive. The cover charge for students was just $10 and the cheapest beer to take care of the drink minimum was $4 – which beats most other venues in NY. Yeah, but Dizzy’s club still has the atmosphere of being a jazz club for the rich people. There was quite a lot of eating and talking going on during the concert. But what a great view :D. Not a bad place to hang out if one can afford it.

Gilad Hekselman, Orlando LeFleming, Ari Hoenig @ Smalls

Gilad Hekselman, Orlando Le Fleming, Ari Hoenig @ Smalls

For some reason I had a fixation on going to hear Ari Hoenig @ Smalls that night, even though I didn’t have money for the $20 cover charge. But I’ve been hearing so much music for free lately that I kind of forget about paying already. So me and my companion for the night, Douglas, just walked in to Smalls, just like that,  and heard a whole set of the great drum artistry of Ari Hoenig, who had Orlando Le Fleming on bass and Gilad Hekselman on guitar in the group that night. It was such a great playful concert. Those guys have the best sense of humor, musically. One of the highlights of the night was certainly when Ari played “Moanin'” on the drums. It was just so laid-back and bluesy that  it was

Smalls

Smalls

almost hard to take. And Gilad Hekselman really won some hearts over when playing the ballad “Embraceable You” painfully beautifully and yet with a sense of humor.  It was also my first time to hear Orlando Le Fleming – he is so enjoyable to watch, I’ve never seen anyone look so comfortable playing the bass, he almost looks as if he’s just chilling out – yet plays with such amazing energy. What a great example of effortless mastery 😀

Written by Ines

June 16, 2009 at 9:57 am