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Orrin Evans Quintet featuring Jeff “Tain” Watts @ the Jazz Gallery

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I just really wanted to hear Jeff “Tain” Watts… -  guess I wasn’t the only one – the 1st set was actually sold out! That doesn’t happen too often. So after a lot of waiting around (thank god i had company), got to hear the second set. Orrin Evans (piano), Ben Wolfe (bass), Steve Wilson (alto, soprano), Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums). And then there was that guy on tenor, who actually wasn’t listed to be in the group, played a lot of clichés!. Roy Hargrove sat in for the last tune – that was cool :D

It was definitely great to hear Jeff “Tain” Watts, but to be honest, other than that I had really mixed feelings about the whole concert. I’ve heard Orrin Evans once as a sideman (with Sean Jones) and he was killing. But with his own group I thought the music wasn’t that great and some of the things seemed really random. Already how they started the evening by making people watch a DVD concert (filmed in an empty parking lot with Orrin Evans’s band playing the national anthem – what was up with that and ??)  felt kind of suspicious to me. So yeah, all things considered I was thinking I should maybe have gone to Cornelia St instead, to hear Ellery Eskelin with John Hebert, Mary Halvorson and Tyshawn Sorey. People just turn into such snobs in New York when it comes to jazz… :D

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November 22, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Orrin Evans Quintet featuring Jeff "Tain" Watts @ the Jazz Gallery

with 3 comments

:D Jazz Gallery art

I just really wanted to hear Jeff “Tain” Watts… -  guess I wasn’t the only one – the 1st set was actually sold out! That doesn’t happen too often. So after a lot of waiting around (thank god i had company), got to hear the second set. Orrin Evans (piano), Ben Wolfe (bass), Steve Wilson (alto, soprano), Jeff “Tain” Watts (drums). And then there was that guy on tenor, who actually wasn’t listed to be in the group, played a lot of clichés!. Roy Hargrove sat in for the last tune – that was cool :D

It was definitely great to hear Jeff “Tain” Watts, but to be honest, other than that I had really mixed feelings about the whole concert. I’ve heard Orrin Evans once as a sideman (with Sean Jones) and he was killing. But with his own group I thought the music wasn’t that great and some of the things seemed really random. Already how they started the evening by making people watch a DVD concert (filmed in an empty parking lot with Orrin Evans’s band playing the national anthem – what was up with that and ??)  felt kind of suspicious to me. So yeah, all things considered I was thinking I should maybe have gone to Cornelia St instead, to hear Ellery Eskelin with John Hebert, Mary Halvorson and Tyshawn Sorey. People just turn into such snobs in New York when it comes to jazz… :D

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Written by Ines

November 22, 2009 at 4:43 pm

Christian McBride “Inside Straight” @ the Village Vanguard

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Christian McBride @ the Village Vanguard

With Carl Allen (drums), Steve Wilson (sax), Peter Martin (piano), Warren Wolf (vibraphone) – the Terminator X as Christian McBride called him. Was really burning!

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Christian McBride "Inside Straight" @ the Village Vanguard

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Christian McBride @ the Village Vanguard

With Carl Allen (drums), Steve Wilson (sax), Peter Martin (piano), Warren Wolf (vibraphone) – the Terminator X as Christian McBride called him. Was really burning!

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