Saturday, June 9, 2012
Firehouse Finale, Uncertainty On The Road and Cookers in the Capital
Trio New York plays 2 sets, 8:30 and 10 p.m. To find out more about Eskelin and company, go to his website at home.earthlink.net/~eskelin. Firehouse 12 is located at 45 Orange Street in New Haven - for ticket information, go to firehouse12.com or call 203-785-0468. The Fall 2012 season does not start until late September and won't be posted until late August at the earliest. Nick Lloyd, Carl Testa and the rest of the staff have a lot to be proud of and fans of creative music should thank them any chance they get.
Uncertainty Music Series goes on a short hiatus so that he can "take his show on the road." He's packing his acoustic bass and electronics as well as the Broadcloth trio (vocalist Annie Rhodes, accordionist Adam Matlock and cellist Nathan Bontrager) for an 8-shows-in-8 days jaunt that starts in Philadelphia on June 22. Then, they'll perform on successive nights in Richmond, VA, Asheville, North Carolina, Atlanta, Georgia, Wilmington and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Baltimore, Maryland, and back to New Haven for a June 29th show at Intercambio, 756 Chapel Street. To find out more about the tour, the musicians and the music, go to carltesta.net and broadclothtrio.com. Road warriors, indeed!
Opening for The Cookers will be the East Catholic High School Jazz East Big Band. For ticket information, go to www.hartfordjazzsociety.com or call 860-242-6688.
What is so fine about "Believe" is that there are no wasted notes or empty gestures, just music that reaches out to the listener's soul and feet (hard not to move one's body when these musicians hits their stride.) This septet, so ably guided by David Weiss, knows that there are no do-overs, you have to go for it with every fiber of your being (very much in the fashion of Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and so many others.) If you can't get to see them in person (go to www.davidweissmusic.com for the band's itinerary), this CD will make you a believer. For more information about the CD (which is officially on sale June 12), go to