[JPL] Blue Note 7 live up to their legacy & add their own magic !!!!!!!

jctrane at gmail.com jctrane at gmail.com
Mon Jan 19 13:52:57 EST 2009

Arturo..I strongly second your recommendation that anyone who can,
SHOULD pick up on this group when they come to the listener's area.
Having not had the pleasure previously, I was blown away by Bill
Charlap...his soloing, his comping. And might I add, the non-musical
vibe added equally to the experience. All the performers took a hand
in offering spoken intros to the tunes and each seemed to thoroughly
enjoy the others' musicality. In short, this was 'a group' in the best
sense of the word. Run, don't walk, to pick up on the Blue Note 7.
    Gene Abkarian  KRFC Ft Collins

On 1/19/09, Arturo Gomez <arturo at kuvo.org> wrote:
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> The Blue Note 7 drove the standing room crowd at the Boulder Theatre into a
> delightful frenzy taking us all into Jazz Nirvana on a unforgettable night
> of music that will live on in the memories of all in attendance forever.
> Like all magnificent events, the stature of this concert will grow and in a
> year or two those claiming to have been there will increase from the actual
> 1,100 to over 5,000 if not more.
> The Blue Note 7 tour began earlier this  January in the Pacific Northwest to
> less than enthusiastic audiences, we learned this about 3 songs into the
> first set when pianist Bill Charlap noticing the great response and
> enthusiasm of the audience told us that it felt wonderful to play for a
> crowd that understood and appreciated the music because in their previous
> gigs of the tour it appeared the audience didn't get it. Well, we got it and
> how, they played to near perfection not only the songbook of their album but
> they pulled out a few jewels from the Blue Note catalog. Everyone was
> pleasantly surprised when they performed Dexter Gordon's "Soy Califas"
> turning into a Latin jazz rendition including fine montunos by Charlap and
> extra polyrhythmic work by Lewis "Mr.  Nasty" Nash on drums,  although I am
> not a native Californian, because I lived 26 of my most formative years in
> Califas, that song has always been my favorite Long Tall Dexter composition,
> I never imagined they would play it. The band played 2 sets, the first about
> and hour and then the second set lasted only about half that however by the
> time they finished their magical sojourn the audience just stayed in the
> theatre talking about the wonderfullness-thank you Cos, of the concert they
> had just witnessed. I always like to become as incognito as I can after
> great shows and mingle among the audience to gauge their responses and what
> I heard was among the most positive I have ever encountered.
> Jazz89KUVO was the media sponsor for the event, we had out table set up in
> the lobby meeting n greeting folks, we had about 10 KUVOnians present at the
> concert and I had the extreme honor to introduce the band after a few
> mandatory announcements for the house and for KUVO as we're collaborating
> for 4 Jazz Appreciation Month concerts at the Boulder Theatre in April.  The
> ensemble is heading east, don't miss them if they are anywhere near you, it
> is an experience that lives up to the 70 year history of one of the greatest
> if not the greatest jazz label ever, as I mentioned to the audience-not only
> for their gift of recorded music-but also for the artistry of their
> legendary album covers. I am sure Alfred Lion would whole heartedly approve
> of the band celebrating Blue Note Records' past and adding significant new
> splendor into the mix assuring Blue Note Records will shine brightly for
> decades more.
> One of our on air hosts. Steve Stalze has pictures of the event on his
> Flicker page:   flickr.com/photos/stalzz64
> Arturo Gómez
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