NYC Jazz Holiday on a Budget
A paean to the late alto/baritone saxophonist Sam Furnace, "Keeper of the Flame , featured each of his instruments touchingly paying him tribute before the band swung out with the complex rhythms, fast clarinet runs and soulful trumpet solo of "Seeker's Delight . A world premiere of a piece written especially for this performance, used a Coltranesque beginning to plead for harmony with "Blues for Peace . Both "Malinke's Dance and "Here You Say capped off the evening in funky style. Miller displayed her awesome drumming chops on the former and the latter could best be described as a healthy dose of "fugal funk .
With $62.00 spent and four days of the best jazz the city has to offer, I even had enough money left for the bus back to Philly. Only in NYC!!
Visit Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble on the web.
Visit Wycliffe Gordon on the web.
Visit Mulgrew Miller on the web.
Visit Marty Ehrlich on the web.