Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Jazzy nite at the Garage!

Last night I was able to experience The Carl Bartlett Jr. Trio at the Garage Restaurant & Cafe in Greenwich Village; the show was soulful.
Carl Bartlett Jr. was silky smooth on his sax, at times putting me in a jazzaphonic trance. Or was that the Pinot Noir? Ha Ha! Sharp Radway's fingers were dancing across the piano keys in perfect sync with each other, producing crisp and precise notes. Eric Lemon was strumming harmonic low tones on his bounteous bass. Together they blended superbly, spawning some serious need to hear jazz. Guitarist Koji Yoneyama sat in and was very impressive. His burnish tickling of his strings seamlessly fused with the band, and brought a welcomed element the set. 
The ambiance, decor, and atmosphere at the Garage was felicitous; a nice place to chill. The food was savory as well. I had the pan seared Mahi Mahi drizzled with teriyaki glaze; it accompanied gently seasoned rice.... Scrumptious! 
All in all it was a a very good night! What more can you ask for? Cool jazz, and good food and drink. Make it your business to check out these passionate cats perform. And if you are in the Village pop into the Garage for a bit to eat. I am sure they will have good music playing.
Also to mention brother Carl has his debut CD titled HOPEFUL circulating the stratosphere that is getting rave reviews... So stop fronting and get it!

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