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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Jazz Brunch
Posted by Jill | 9:00 AM
If you didn't get to see Belà Fleck and the Flecktones here in the New York area this weekend, you really missed something. Last night the show at Bergen PAC was more like the "Victor Wooten and Howard Levy Experience with Special Guest Belà Fleck", so I'm guessing Belà was a bit under the weather, but still -- a great, great show.

If you aren't familiar with this uncategorizable sound, there's no time like the present. You've never heard banjo, or electric bass, or harmonica sound like this.

This is from a show in Peekskill two nights ago. (Your humble blogger was too chicken to turn on the recorder on her Treo for last night's show.)

Belà solo:

Victor Wooten: Best. Bass. Player. Ever. This show from Amsterdam earlier this fall:

And also from the Amsterdam show, Howard Levy, who can make play low notes and high notes simultaneously on a harmonica, make it sound like a fife, a flute, a saxophone, or bagpipes -- and do it all while also playing piano like a virtuoso:

More of these incredible Amsterdam show videos here.

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Anonymous Chris said...
he Legion Cafe, in the beautiful setting at Lands End, has both indoor and outdoor seating. The prix fixe brunch menu (summer 2008) is a three-course meal, with a choice of entree and final course.
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The price of brunch also includes a stroll through the Legion of Honor's galleries and special exhibition, or join a free docent tour. Musical accompaniment comes by way of Bay Area jazz musicians.