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Dexter Gordon – A True Statesman

Dec 12, 2015 No Comments by

Too bad we can’t still see Dexter in concert; if you missed him, you missed one of the great ones. You can still see him in the movie Round Midnight and hear his recordings. My favorites are Our Man in Paris, Go!, Doing Alright, Getting Around, and the Sound track to Round Midnight. Don’t miss […]

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The Music of Earl “Bud” Powell & Earl “Fatha” Hines

Nov 08, 2013 No Comments by

by Gary S. The last show of the season for the Hall of Fame Series, Jazz at Lincoln Center, was performed for two nights at the Rose Theater, the Music of Earl “Bud” Powell and Earl “Fatha” Hines. The group was lead by Pianist Marcus Robert and featuring trumpeters Marcus Printup and Alphonso Horne, trombonist […]

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Chick Corea – Wynton Marsalis and Lincoln Center

Oct 14, 2013 No Comments

The new slimmer Chick Corea with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. He came out with Wynton and the Orchestra as a member and not as the guest performer. During the concert he and Ali Jackson, the drummer, were connecting as the music was with all. Chick fingers are soft on the […]

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Lincoln Center – Jazz meets Clave

Jun 30, 2013 No Comments

What can be said about an evening with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, Jazz Meets Clave another great evening of music. At the pre-concert discussion, JLCO’s drummer Ali Jackson try to explain Clave and how the Afro Cuban Rhythm develop from the beginnings to modern jazz. It sounded more like he […]

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NOLA Jazz Fest & the Big Chief Ticket

Jun 20, 2012 No Comments

Jessica B. First I should let you know, there’s all kinds of music at Jazz Fest, not just jazz. I’ve been coming to Jazz Fest off and on since 1999. I came before I moved to New Orleans, as a resident, and now it’s a good excuse to come visit. I prefer it to Mardi […]

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Wynton Marsalis turning 50

Oct 21, 2011 No Comments

by Mickey Muridea It’s hard to believe that on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Wynton Marsalis will turn 50, I still remember my first time I saw Wynton with his own band perform in 1982 in Charlotte, NC. This evening they celebrate the work of Wynton with the performance with special guests and the Jazz at […]

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Caramoor Jazz Festival 2011

Oct 10, 2011 No Comments

by Mickey M. I supposed most of us have a “Caramoor” somewhere near them. A beautiful tree and woodlined place where art and culture all meet up. Music and art fill the air and in the summer time it’s filled with people and gardens and butterflies and such. The 2011 Jazz Festival was a great […]

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Pat Metheny – Kean College 1980

Jun 25, 2011 No Comments

by Gary Spilatro This was the first time I saw the Pat Metheny Group in concert. It was after their second album American Garage reached #1 on the Billboard Jazz chart and crossing over onto the pop charts as well. The track Heartland has become one of the signature songs for the band. I seen […]

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Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues

Apr 24, 2011 No Comments

by Gary Spilatro For my birthday we when out to dinner at Roberts with a window table and view of Central Park. After dinner we crossed Columbus Circle to see Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues in the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center at the Time Warner Building. Taj Mahal open the […]

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Pat Metheny Group

Apr 13, 2011 No Comments

By Mickey M I have seen Pat Metheny and the Group in concert many times and this was a very special night. Pat, his group and the audience were all one. They played many new songs and some of the truly great ones from the first album San Lorenzo, Phase Dance and Jaco. Pat doesn’t […]

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