On Thursday May 31, the guitarist and Baerman will be playing newer songs based on the "Pirkei Avot" alongside vocalist Tammy Sheffer, recorder master Daphna Mor, bassist Henry Lugo, and percussionist Rogerio Boccato. The program, free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. For more information, go to bit.ly/2IO0hFz.
Here's a piece from Volume 1 of "The Pirkei Avot Project" featuring Ms. Monaco and Ms. Mor plus bassist Sean Conly, percussionist Satoshi Takeishi, and vocalist Ayelet Rose Gottlieb:
For the Old Lyme gig, he's bringing an impressive group including Stacy Dillard (saxophones), Hartford-native Josh Evans (trumpet), Julius Rodriguez (piano), and Alex Claffy (bass). They'll hit the stage at 8:30 p.m.
To learn more about the drummer, go to www.williejones3.com.
Here's the drummer in action from 2014:
|Photo" Deanna & Jimmy Katz
This has been a busy year on the album release side for Preminger. Besides the Criss Cross date, he's also released a duo album with pianist Frank Carlberg on the pianist's Red Piano label and teamed up with bassist Cass, drummer Rob Garcia, and guitarist Nate Radley for an album of music composed by Frederik Chopin (Dead Composers Club is the name of the group he co-leads with Garcia). I reviewed all three albums (read here).
The music on "Genuinity" is among the finest that Noah Preminger has produced since he first came onto the contemporary music scene in 2008. What's amazing about the album is that the band had not played the music together before the recording. That says a lot about the intelligence and creativity of the musicians involved. The Quartet has played a number of gigs since the album was issued so the music should be even stronger.
For more information, go to www.noahpreminger.com.
Here's the handsome piece that closes the album:
Not sure how big a band will perform but you should expect to hear a large amount of New Orleans music (the Marsalis's birthplace) as well a good portion of swing. Crescent City musicians understand how to move an audience so I would not be surprised if Side Door owner Ken Kitchings leads the Second Line through the performance space and into the Old Lyme Inn on the other side of the building. No matter what, this should be quite a Sunday treat.
For more information about Mr. Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra, go to www.dmarsalis.com.
As for The Side Door, that door opens at 7:30 p.m. and the music commences at 8:30. For tickets and more information, go to thesidedoorjazz.com or call 860-434-2600.
Here's the Uptown Jazz Orchestra in action: