Thursday, April 1, 2010

Tiny Resisters @ Jazz Standard 3/31/10

This was incredible from start to finish.

I got to see Alan Ferber for the 2nd time this week, which was great. John Ellis was awesome.

I couldn't see Rudy Royston, but he sounded great. Todd told us the only repeat in the 2 sets was the 1 that featured Rudy. I should have done 2 sets.

Eric Deutch was great, I don't see him enough. I always love seeing Adam Levy on guitar.

Jenny Scheinman was amazing as always. She blew me away with anything she played. The same goes for Todd. I just realized he never uses a bow. I find that interesting.

He said this is the 1st time they've played Jazz Standard. They were only booked for 1 night and it was full for each set. I think it would be awesome to give Todd a residency for a month where he can do a different project each week potentially with different people with some overlap. It could even work alternating Tiny Resisters and Blood Orange with different people. Then, the next month they could give the residency to Steven Bernstein. Then Marco Benevento and so on and so on.

Wednesday March 31

Todd Sickafoose’s Tiny Resistors
Jenny Scheinman – violin

John Ellis – tenor sax, clarinet

Alan Ferber – trombone

Adam Levy – guitar

Erik Deutsch – piano

Todd Sickafoose – bass

Rudy Royston – drums & percussion
Todd Sickafoose, whom the L.A. Weekly called “one of the most comprehensive musical minds of this coast,” relocated to Brooklyn in 2005 and quickly established himself as one of the most comprehensive musical minds of this coast. A former bass student of Charlie Haden, tutored in composition by the great pianist Mel Powell, the man whom The New Yorker called “Ani DiFranco’s secret weapon” has also worked with Trey Anastasio, Andrew Bird, Don Byron, Nels Cline, Myra Melford, and Bobby Previte, just to name a few. Todd’s 2008 Cryptogramophone CD Tiny Resistors was his third and most fully realized recording as a leader: It made the “year’s best” lists in The Village Voice, Boston Globe, JazzTimes, All About Jazz, All Music Guide, and PopMatters. Don’t miss this special one-night stand with Todd and his all-star band!

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