It feels like I haven't seen Uri in a very long time. Luckily I have a blog. I see it was over a year ago. Too long! This was too awesome. They definitely did it their way. I could recognize some of the songs ... and I thought I didn't like classical. I wouldn't call what we heard classical - I'd call it experimental jazz. Even Ralf Allessi seemed less straight ahead.
It was such a phenomenal lineup. The only one I was unfamiliar with was Joyce Hammann on violin. I sat right by Jim Black and he is so talented.
It was stellar!
Uri Caine Ensemble playing Mozart, Mahler and Gershwin Uri Caine (piano) Ralph Alessi (trumpet) Jim Black (drums) John Hebert (bass) Chris Speed (clarinet) and special guests