Archive for June, 2008

Vinnie Sperrazza Trio at I-Beam

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Friday, June 13, 2008, at I-Beam (168 7th street between 2nd and 3rd avenues in Brooklyn)

F Train to 4th ave/9th street stop in Brooklyn

two sets – $5 per set

Matt Renzi (saxophone) Dave Ambrosio (bass) Russell Meissner (drums)

Vinnie Sperrazza (drums) Dave Ambrosio (bass) Jacob Sacks (piano)

Imagination featured on

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

The track “Somebody Come and Play” from the Choi-Sacks Duo is the featured track today at Along the way the album gets a very nice review from jazz writer Ted Gioia. A highlight:

I wish more singers would take chances like this, or bring along a pianist who, like Sacks, is such a daring accompanist. These two really go at it. I can’t recall the last time I heard a vocal recording in which the pianist challenged the singer so aggressively — and with such felicitous results.

You should also come out and play . . . play this CD, I mean. This small label release is one you might easily miss. But that would be a shame. This is one of the best jazz vocal CDs of the year.

Network graph of artists currently in the store

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Chris made this for us when he was playing around:

Click to enlarge.

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