Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

These guys played a great set, combining sweet lyrical pieces with wide ranging dynamics as well as driving, beboppy pieces from Chris Potter on sax, spectacular drumming from Nahseet Waits (who regular viewers may remember was in the trio I posted from a few weeks back) and confident rhythm support from Joe Martin on bass.

Click any image to see them all enlarged.

Jazz Yoga

The Mall, Central Park, New York

As the concert, featuring Chris Potter on sax, Joe Martin on bass, and Nasheet Waits on drums, began, a demonstration of some kind of yoga or acrobatics was given to the music. At the end of the concert we heard that lessons were available. The photographer is Jimmy Katz, founder, with Dena Katz, of Giant Step Arts and the Walk With the Wind concert series.


Went to see Tal Wilkenfeld at the Mercury Lounge last week. She’s a phenomenal bass (and guitar) player from Australia who burst upon the scene about a decade and a half ago. Known for a while for her playing with Jeff Beck she has developed her own voice and style, singing lyrically, and playing jazz-inflected kick-ass rock’n’roll.

Mercury Lounge, New York

Mike Stern at 55 Bar November 18th, 2009

55 Bar: Mike Stern, Lionel Cordew, Lincoln Goines

Lionel Cordew - drum solo; Lincoln Goines

Mike Stern, guitar; Lionel Cordew on drums

Mike Stern - guitar solo

Mike Stern band at 55 Bar. We were practically sitting in the band and it was a great set.

Unfortunately to get any shots at all (without blinding the musicians with flash) I had to ramp the ISO up to 6400 with predictable results.