Sat, 26 Mar 2011

Branford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard

Wonderful jazz concert at CSO yesterday in classic double-header plus intermission format. First up was Branford Marsalis (ss,ts) with his quartet featuring Joey Calderazzo (p), Eric Revis (b) and Justin Faulkner (dr) and they simply blew the roof off the place. Best set I heard in a while: dynamic, joyful, playful, modern, whathaveyou. Really really nice. The second set was the Terence Blanchard (tp) quintet featuring Brice Winston (ts), Fabian Almazan (p), Joe Sanders (b) and Kendrick Scott (dr) who also played a nice set, but as far as I am concerned did not gel as a much as the spectacular first set. Great evening.

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