These are our first videos in HD, from the second day of this year's Winter Jazzfest.
The first features one of our favorite sax players, the amazing Rudresh Mahanthappa, who played at (Le) Poisson Rouge with his new group Gamak.
The lineup, from left to right:
The three videos below show Jason Lindner's Breeding Ground playing at Culture Project Theater. The group is a combination of Lindner’s Now versus Now , and his big band. In part 1, you can see Lindner conducting. In parts 2 and 3, when singer Jeff Taylor joined them, he reminded us a bit of another great singer, Theo Bleckmann.
Now versus Now:
Jason Lindner, electronics, piano
Mark Guiliana, drums
Panagiotis Andreou, bass
Mazz Swift, violin
Curtis Stewart, violin
Carmel Raz, viola
Will Martina, cello
John Beaty, alto sax
Jorge Continentino, saxes, flute
Rafi Malkiel, trombone
Jeff Taylor, vocals (on part 2 and 3)