was back in
town at the CSO
on Friday. Decent concert
with a lot of 'rhythm' -- driven by Teri Lynne Carrington on drums and the
very impressive Jeff Haynes on percussion. A mostly acoustic night with
Reggie Veal on bass with Brandon Ross on guitar and banjo, the real surrise was
Gregoire Maret on harmonica playing as if he was the lead trumpet or sax
player in a classical quartet and quintet. The material was in large part
from the latest (and most excellent !!) album, Glamoured
and well arranged. All the faster, funker pieces had a lot of drive to them.
Unfortunately, where we sat towards the back of the main floor and under the
balconeys, the sound was somewhat muffled. All in all a fine evening out.