They'll play 2 sets - 8:30 and 10 p.m. - for more information, go to firehouse12.com or call 203-785-0468.
|Cezanne Jazz Club|
Doors open at 7:30 and the first set starts at 8:30. To find out more about the pianist and her work, go to www.lesliepintchik.com.
Hot Tone Music, a label that has released 6 CDs including "Balance", her 2nd recording as a leader (my review is here). O\
Joining Mimi Jones at The Side Door will be pianist Miki Hayama (who's appeared on both of Ms. Jones' CDs), Mark Shim (soprano saxophone, wind controller/synthesizer) and Hartford native Jonathan Barber (drums). You'l be impressed by the band's musicality as well as Ms. Jones' strong bass work. The quartet hits the stage at 8:30 p.m. For tickets and more information, go to thesidedoorjazz.com or call 860-434-0886. To find out more about the bassist and her music, go to www.mimijonesmusic.com.
Here are some hot tones from "Balance":
That's not to say Richman does not display his formidable technique but he seems to be more interested in keeping your attention on the song. Pieces such as the funky "Seven Up" dance along merrily (in this instance atop Colaiuta's drums and the producer's thick bass lines) with the Fields and Beal providing acting as the horn section. Beal rocks out n flugelhorn on "Golden Arrow", acting as a strong solo voice to offset the guitar. Forman's handsome piano introduction on the ballad "One Last Kiss" sets up the emotionally rich melody line. Scott Kinsey's "space" synth sounds lead the way into "Solar City" which then is powered by the melodic bass and powerful drums (here it's Haslip and Hungarian-born drummer Gergo Borlai in his only appearance). Anthony Jackson and Gary Novak make up the rhythm section for "North Shore", a powerful piece with a lovely solo acoustic piano intro by Gary Fukashima. Here, the guitar melody is shadowed by the wordless vocals of Josefine Löfgren and she supplies an angelic voice beneath the fiery guitar solo.
At this moment, jeffrichman.net seems to be inaccessible. So, you can get more information and listen to most of his recordings by going to jeffrichman.bandcamp.com.
Here's a delightful taste of Mr. Richman and company: