Thursday, February 6, 2014
A Taste of Live Music (Weather Permitting)
This weekend (2/7 & 8/14), pianist Fred Hersch returns to the club with his excellent Trio in tow (which usually means bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson.) While there seems to be a million piano trios in existence, few are consistently as elegant, exciting and musical as the one led by Mr. Hersch. Blending original material with standards and, at least, one tune from Thelonious Monk, the Trio is at its best in a live setting.
Chances are good that this show, like many at The Side Door, will sell out (if it's not already) so call them at 860-434-0886 or buy online at thesidedoorjazz.com.
The duo is in the midst of a tour that also takes them to The Iron Horse in Northhampton, MA. on February 9. For tickets to the Hartford gig, call
thingNY (pictured above) is an ensemble (in its own words) "of composers-performers who create and perform theatrically charged experimental music, champion the work of avant-garde and contemporary classical composers, and collaborate across disciplines, medias and genres." For this New Haven performance, the ensemble will perform "Glue Piece", excerpts from its opera-in-progress "This Takes Place Close By" that includes compositions from group members Paul Pinto (voice, percussion), Erin Rogers (saxophone), Dave Ruder (clarinet) and Andrew Livingston (bass). Filling out the group and the sound will be vocalist Gelsey Bell and violinist Jeffrey Young. To find out more about the ensemble, its performers and its music, go to www.thingny.com.
For directions and a list of upcoming shows in the Series, go to uncertaintymusic.com.