It’s sad to be engaging this music after Coryell’s passing, but nice to check in with his playing regardless of circumstance. The bustling, fulsome groove on “The One or the Nine” makes for a rousing start. There’s strongly motivic playing at the heart of things, and the leader Taylor sounds fantastic in the thick of it all. Coryell’s playing suggests he’s fallen back in love with Grant Green, with a much more pared down phraseology than many associate with him. “Loft Funk” sounds especially dialed in, and it’s certainly more than a pedestrian vamp, since there are nice chord changes and rhythmic shifts. Obviously, the key to generating excitement in such contexts is band chemistry, which is here in abundance with this trio. Indeed, as much fun as it is to focus on Coryell, you can’t help but be impressed by the tasty press rolls from Clark and the nicely rotund shapes from Taylor. “Jumbo Liar” is a kind of Monk-like lope, another tune where Taylor and Coryell dig into unisons in ways that don’t detract from the rhythmic needs of a trio. The back half of the disc finds the trio stretching out a bit more in thematic terms. They range from the soft, acoustic ballad “Song for Dennis” to a laid-back tour of Bud Powell’s “John’s Abbey” to Taylor’s fine “Hittin’ and Missin’,” which recalls some of Pat Metheny’s more Ornette-influenced pieces. On the latter two pieces especially, Coryell’s harmonic range and imagination shine through. And he’s in positively blistering form on acoustic on “ARC,” a vivid reminder of his power and technique. It’s fitting, too, that Coryell’s rousing “The Dragon Gate” closes out this fine session. Jason Bivins
Minas - Tribute to Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
WORLD CAFE LIVE - The Lounge (Upstairs) Saturday December 18, 2021 8:30 pm Tribute to Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 Minas Quintet (John Swana, Andrew Neu, Tom Cohen, Dylan Taylor) Reservations Highly Recommended
Sergio Mendes turned 80 this year! He’s had an outstanding career as a top-selling artist and record producer, and most acclaimed living Brazilian musician outside of Brazil. PBS honored him with a special program aired early this summer, watched by millions of viewers. Sergio Mendes broke many barriers - with many of his top 40 hits in Portuguese. “Brasil 66”, featuring singer Lani Hall, packed large venues and exposed a whole new generation to Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz. Sergio and and his band are still performing and touring and continues to inspire!
Jimmy Bruno Trio - Live at Franklin's Glenside!
JIMMY BRUNO trio featuring JIMMY BRUNO and guitar, DYLAN TAYLOR on bass and Mike DeMonte on drums will be appearing at Franklin’s Glenside...formerly the Blue Comet...106 S Easton Rd in Glenside... Please come hang out with us and Listen to some jazz!
Steve Pollack Trio
Tom Lawton on Keys!
Colton Weatherston Trio Jazz Brunch
Joseph Arnold on Violin!
Wendy Simon Trio
Neil Podgurski on piano!
A great place to celebrate VD!
HCP Trio - Greystone Newtown Greystone 552 Washington Crossing RD, Newtown, PA 18940 (267) 759-6752 https://www.greystonefinefood.com/ New spot for us, come join us! Barry Wahrhaftig, Joseph Arnold & Dylan Taylor.
Greg Moore and the Lotus Band
Geri Oliver, Vocals Chris Altschman, trumpet Jim Holton, keyboards DYLAN TAYLOR, bass Tony Day, Drums
Kelly Meashey Trio!
Dave Pos on Piano!
Lou Lanza reworks rock classics into jazz standards!
Hot Club Philly
Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:00 -11:00pm HCPhilly Concert At LNC Huntington Valley Events At The LNC 1725 Huntington Road https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hot-club-of-philadelphia-gypsy-jazz-tribute-in-the-django-style-tic Our 1st show at this unique location! Beautiful setting in Huntington Valley, amazing sound in an intimate space. Barry Wahrhaftig, Joseph Arnold, Dylan Taylor, Saturday, January 25, 2020 8:00 -11:00pm HCPhilly Concert At LNC Huntington Valley Events At The LNC 1725 Huntington Road https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-hot-club-of-philadelphia-gypsy-jazz-tribute-in-the-django-style-tic Our 1st show at this unique location! Beautiful setting in Huntington Valley, amazing sound in an intimate space. Barry Wahrhaftig, Joseph Arnold, [line up TBA]. Tickets $15-20 - Look up Events at LNC on Facebook
Geraldine Oliver Quartet!
Aaron Graves - Piano Dylan Taylor - Bass Tony Day - Drums
Geraldine Oliver Quartet Jazz Vespers
Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day
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