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Geoff Vidal: She Likes That

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Combine Sonny Rollins, Chris Potter and Joe Henderson, and mix it with some exciting originality you'll arrive somewhere near Geoff Vidal. Vidal, who regularly can be heard in New York West Village jazz haunts such as Fat Cat, debuts his first album as leader, She Likes That. This seven-composition set consists of all original music, penned ...


Marcus Persiani: Uptown Suite

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Hailing from Chicago, Marcus Persiani has largely managed to escape the limelight, while establishing himself in New York City as an in-demand leader and sideman. The pianist's debut as a leader, Uptown Suite, could be called a manifesto of his considerable and diverse musical abilities, a complete disc of original compositions reflecting a collage of personal ...


T.C. the 3rd: A Diamond in the Rough

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T.C. the 3rd
St. Nick's Pub
Harlem, NY
September 5, 2010

Known among jazz insiders for well over five years, T.C. the 3rd has been leading his weekly Harlem Jazz Vocalist Workshop at St. Nick's Pub each Sunday. St. Nick's, located at 149th and St. Nicholas Ave, is one of the last “juke ...