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Monday Night Soul Session @ Rose, Williamsburg and the G-train Rock Experience

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Soul, R&B, funk, hip-hop, reggae & afrobeat

There is a number of places for no cover live music on a Monday night out in Williamsburg. Spike Hill is often a good one, with their jazz night, featuring at least 3 groups every Monday. Zebulon can be a nice hang too, last night there was a singer-songwriter/double bass duo playing. Sounded quite dark 🙂

But the winner last night, at least for the atmosphere was Rose Live Music on Grand St – with their Monday night Soul Sessions led by guitarist Chauncey Yearwood. 2 pretty happening soul singers were sitting in –  sounding kind of like Jill Scott and Erykah Badu 😀 (a very small exaggeration, perhaps). Did some on-the-spot improvisation on the topic of – Life… and classic covers like Etta James’s I’d Rather Go Blind. That was deep. And fun at the same time 😀

Rock in the Subway

And then the way back home – with the G train – the GHOST train. It was hilarious how peoples had just settled for a hang in the station to pass all that time. When I got there it already looked like they had waited for ever and were prepared to wait for ever more. Then, I had such a great live music experience right there – with those kids playing on the platform – completely rocking away. The guy with the most miniature amp (what a funky sound he got out of it!) sounded like Guns’n’Roses or something. And not only were they so beautifully, musically out of tune ( I didn’t even know that 2 out of tune guitars and a banjo could actually sound good), everybody was going for it in their own key. But the feeling was just exceptional, it worked really well. I hope they will get a gig soon.

Written by Ines

November 17, 2009 at 10:13 am

Mark Guiliana’s THING @ Rose

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Mark Guiliana's Thing with Jason Lindner and Nir Felder

Mark Guiliana's Thing with Jason Lindner and Nir Felder

Once again MG’s Thing at Rose :D. Jason Lindner on keys and Nir Felder on guitar and for some part of it, BASS 😀 Was great xD. They took a lot of chances that night which was sometimes really rewarding xD. Mark Guiliana sounded incredible, again! And Jason Lindner was really killin’ playing with him this time.  And, they had CDs with Mark’s music for sale  –  5 compositions (no New Jersey Ballad, though) on it featuring MG’s frequent band members Tim Le Febvre, Aaron Dugan, Nir Felder, Neil Persiani, Mike Severson, Meshell Ndegeocello (who also co-produced the CD). I listened to it a little bit already, it sounds really good!

Mark Guiliana's THING @ Rose

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Mark Guiliana's Thing with Jason Lindner and Nir Felder

Mark Guiliana's Thing with Jason Lindner and Nir Felder

Once again MG’s Thing at Rose :D. Jason Lindner on keys and Nir Felder on guitar and for some part of it, BASS 😀 Was great xD. They took a lot of chances that night which was sometimes really rewarding xD. Mark Guiliana sounded incredible, again! And Jason Lindner was really killin’ playing with him this time.  And, they had CDs with Mark’s music for sale  –  5 compositions (no New Jersey Ballad, though) on it featuring MG’s frequent band members Tim Le Febvre, Aaron Dugan, Nir Felder, Neil Persiani, Mike Severson, Meshell Ndegeocello (who also co-produced the CD). I listened to it a little bit already, it sounds really good!

Avishai Cohen with Nasheet Waits and Jason Lindner @ Rose Live Music

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Avishai Cohen with Jason Lindner and Nasheet Waits @ Rose

Avishai Cohen with Jason Lindner and Nasheet Waits @ Rose

Stopped by from Rose on my way home to check out their newest residency band – Avishai Cohen. Found myself another favorite drummer – Nasheet Waits. And Jason Lindner was on keys – I can’t believe I didn’t like him when he played with Mark Guiliana the other time… He was amazing. One adjective that might not yet be overused in the blog – that was superb 😀 They were so good with letting spaces and silence really touch the listener… Incredibly beautiful trio playing (without a bass).

Had a great time going to a reggae bar with them later on. Didn’t even know there was one so near by.

I’ve been thinking to move to a cheaper neighborhood, but seems like I can’t really do that – it’s good to live so close to where Mark Guiliana plays regularly. And now this 😀

Bembe- South 6th @ Berry St

Neighborhood hang - Bembe (South 6th @ Berry St)

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September 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Mark Guiliana's Birthday Gig @ Rose

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Mark Guiliana's THING @ Rose

Mark Guiliana's THING @ Rose

With lots of Mark Guiliana’s friends showing up, Rose was full of jazz musicians from all over. I heard the second set. Neil Persiani was there and they played the immortal Locked in A Basement groove  😀 Aaahhh… 🙂

More good news, Kristjan Randalu is back in town!

Written by Ines

September 3, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Mark Guiliana’s Birthday Gig @ Rose

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Mark Guiliana's THING @ Rose

Mark Guiliana's THING @ Rose

With lots of Mark Guiliana’s friends showing up, Rose was full of jazz musicians from all over. I heard the second set. Neil Persiani was there and they played the immortal Locked in A Basement groove  😀 Aaahhh… 🙂

More good news, Kristjan Randalu is back in town!

Written by Ines

September 3, 2009 at 1:38 pm

HEERNT @ Rose Live Music

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HEERNT @ Rose Live Music

HEERNT @ Rose Live Music

HEERNT – Jason Rigby – saxophone, synthesizer, Neal Persiani – electric bass, Mark Guiliana – drums –  @ Rose – first gig together since January 5th 2008 🙂 They played compositions from the album Locked In a Basement,  and some newer stuff like Mark’s New Jersey Ballad. I’m beginning to know those tunes pretty well now 😀 Can’t imagine it would ever get boring though – and there’s something about Mark Guiliana that is so captivating that no matter how great players he has in the band, I always end up listening to his drumming. It feels like a whole new world of time, so alive with gravity and grace.

Written by Ines

August 7, 2009 at 12:03 am