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Great Jazz in NYC, 1-27/28

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i've been planning to get back to the city for some jazz for the past few months. check out what's happening during the last weekend of january:

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola - Mulgrew Miller and Wingspan

Birdland – Charles Tolliver Big Band

Jazz Standard – Mode For Joe: A Tribute to Joe Henderson

with Javon Jackson, Jeremy Pelt, Anthony Wonsey, Dwayne Burno, Joe Chambers

Village Vanguard – Paul Motian Band

Smoke – Bruce Barth Trio

Blue Note - Will Calhoun Quartet with Pharaoh Sanders

Cleopatra's Needle – Joel Forrester Quintet

Kitano – Neal Smith Trio w/ Cyrus Chestnut & Buster Williams

anyone interested in attending any of these shows?

p.s. i might end up staying an extra night just to see more of these shows!

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i'm really looking forward to my upcoming stay in nyc. as i mentioned, i'm extending my usual 2-day weekend by flying down thursday and coming back sunday ($105 round trip on jet blue!). here's my itinerary, in case anyone would like to join me at one of these shows:

thursday:

charles tolliver at birdland - 9pm set.

dimitri kolesnik/andrei kondakov + 5 corners w/ eric alexander & jim rotondi at smoke - 11 & 12:30 sets

friday:

mulgrew miller and wingspan at dizzy's - 9:30 & 11:30 sets

george colligan trio at dizzy's - 12:30 after hours set

saturday:

joe henderson tribute at the jazz standard (see above) - 7:30 set

joel forrester featuring claire daly at cleopatra’s needle - music until midnight

bruce barth trio at smoke - 12:30 set

looks like i'll be sleeping a good part of each day! :lol:

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i'm really looking forward to my upcoming stay in nyc. as i mentioned, i'm extending my usual 2-day weekend by flying down thursday and coming back sunday ($105 round trip on jet blue!). here's my itinerary, in case anyone would like to join me at one of these shows:

thursday:

charles tolliver at birdland - 9pm set.

dimitri kolesnik/andrei kondakov + 5 corners w/ eric alexander & jim rotondi at smoke - 11 & 12:30 sets

friday:

mulgrew miller and wingspan at dizzy's - 9:30 & 11:30 sets

george colligan trio at dizzy's - 12:30 after hours set

saturday:

joe henderson tribute at the jazz standard (see above) - 7:30 set

joel forrester featuring claire daly at cleopatra’s needle - music until midnight

bruce barth trio at smoke - 12:30 set

looks like i'll be sleeping a good part of each day! :lol:

....what else is new!!! :P

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Pretty heavy week for music here even by New York standards. Here's the details for the Tolliver gig for those who are interested. Hope you can make it.

The Charles Tolliver Big Band

Charles Tolliver - Trumpet

Billy Harper and Bill Saxton - Tenor sax

Craig Handy and Todd Bashore - Alto sax

Howard Johnson - Baritone sax

David Guy, David Weiss, Chris Albert, Jimmy Owens- Trumpet

Clark Gayton, Stafford Hunter, Aaron Johnson- Trombone

John Hicks - Piano

Cecil McBee - Bass

Victor Lewis - Drums

Wednesday, January 25 through Saturday January 28

at

Birdland

315 West 44th Street (between 8th and 9th Aves)

212-581-3080

http://www.birdlandjazz.com/

Sets Nightly at 9:00 and 11:00 pm

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Pretty heavy week for music here even by New York standards. Here's the details for the Tolliver gig for those who are interested. Hope you can make it.

The Charles Tolliver Big Band

Charles Tolliver - Trumpet

Billy Harper and Bill Saxton - Tenor sax

Craig Handy and Todd Bashore - Alto sax

Howard Johnson - Baritone sax

David Guy, David Weiss, Chris Albert, Jimmy Owens- Trumpet

Clark Gayton, Stafford Hunter, Aaron Johnson- Trombone

John Hicks - Piano

Cecil McBee - Bass

Victor Lewis - Drums

Wednesday, January 25 through Saturday January 28

at

Birdland

315 West 44th Street (between 8th and 9th Aves)

212-581-3080

http://www.birdlandjazz.com/

Sets Nightly at 9:00 and 11:00 pm

sure wish i could make it but 3,000 miles stands between us! there's an article in the current downbeat about tolliver.

it was really good to see you at iaje, david!

best,

valerie

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I'm going to the Charles Tolliver Big Band show. :tup:tup:tup

I'll know tomorrow if it's Friday or Saturday night.

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After a nice dinner at Frankie and Johnnie's we headed to Birdland and made the 11:00 PM set.

WOW!

The band was great! :tup:tup:tup

Tolliver was overflowing with energy.

What a treat it was to see seasoned vets like John Hicks, Billy Harper, Jimmy Owens, Cecil McBee, Victor Lewis, and Bill Saxton mixed in with so much young talent all on the same stage. :)

The kid on alto that took a couple of solos was most impressive.

There is something about a big band. :cool:

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i just got back home. whew, what a weekend! i saw both sets of the tolliver big band on thursday, and i concur wholeheartedly with catesta. i got a chance to talk with michael cuscuna and later, with david weiss.

friday was devoted to three sets at dizzy's. the first two were performed by mulgrew miller, and it was a real treat to finally see wingspan. gorge colligan's after hours set was marred only by the crowd's obnoxious behavior, with several tables not just talking, but shouting to each other during the show. :angry: i must say, this club's sound and visual presentation are first rate. but it won't be one of my regular stops for jazz, because i go to see and hear the artists create important music. from what i could see, the trendy crowd that frequents dizzy's are mainly there to be seen. jazz comes a distant second, if at all.

saturday provided a fitting crescendo to my weekend. the first set at the standard was excellent, and meeting joe chambers afterward was a bonus. then i heard two sets by joel forrester featuring clare daly at cleopatra's. their music has wit and humor, and daly's tone is incredibly full and rich. she and i talked for quite a while. i learned we were at berklee around the same time, and that she used to tend bar at michael's, a favorite jazz spot now long gone. finally, i caught bruce barth's last set at smoke. i really enjoy his playing, and someday i hope to see his sextet perform.

man, i love this music. and yes, i love new york.

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.....looks like he had a great time! ^_^ . I'll be going the first full week of May....can't wait!

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.....looks like he had a great time! ^_^ . I'll be going the first full week of May....can't wait!

Did you book a room yet?

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