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Re: Last Show Attended?
« Reply #3015 on: May 08, 2018, 04:22:49 PM »
Saw Vijay Iyer trio Friday and Joey Alexander trio Saturday
both were great
Iyer is a harmonic and rhythmic mastermind, great trio with strong group improv. I forget the bass player's name. Drummer is Tyshawn Shorey - same guy as on the recent sextet cd. I sat right in front of him - was very impressed. Unfortunately the sound guy didn't do his homework and we couldn't hear the piano as well as we should have.

Alexander is amazing. He would be considered one of the best young piano players even if he wasn't only 14. He's more melodic than Iyer. His compositions are very good and the group improv was great. Another strong rhythm section, Chris Funn (I think) on bass, and Jonathan Pinson (Berklee grad) on drums. I was totally blown away and humbled by both of these drummers.

I'd see either one of them again. 
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Re: Last Show Attended?
« Reply #3016 on: May 16, 2018, 12:12:37 AM »
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Holy shitballs, what an amazing show
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