Sun, 21 Mar 2004

Nice concert

Cassandra Wilson 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.

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