//CLAUDIA QUINTET + 1 PLAYS CORNELIA STREET CAFÉ on 12/16 & 12/17//
CQ+1 is visiting the West Village this weekend and hopes that you’re in town. Got the kids this weekend? Bring the kids. Bring your mother, even if you just saw her last weekend. We know you’re busy. That’s why not only will John & co. play both Friday and Saturday nights, they’ll even let you eat dinner right there while you’re listening so you can save time. TONY critics picked it as one of their top 5 things you should do this week, because “Led by drummer-composer John Hollenbeck, this all-star group combines proggy grooves, floating harmonies and searching improv into a slyly cohesive amalgam that’s unlike anything else in or out of town” and they don’t want you to miss out.
BONUS: Special guest is revealed at last! Did you know it’d be Kurt Elling?
(Really can’t make it? CQ will be back for APAP in “classic” configuration on Jan 7th.)
//SHUT UP AND DANCE IS A SLATE TOP TENNER//
John’s collaboration with Daniel Yvinec’s Orchestre National de Jazz, Shut Up & Dance, was chosen for Fred Kaplan’s Best Jazz Albums of 2011 list in Slate. Please respond with your favorite French language equivalent for “kickass” and we’ll compile the results in a future bulletin.
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//HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENNETH PATCHEN//
The poet, artist, and stirring precursor would have been 100 years old today.
These words have been brought to you by Jacques Swartz, Chronicler of John. Jacques would like to reaffirm for all interested parties that he is not, in fact, Mr. John Hollenbeck, nor is he Mr. Hollenbeck’s imaginary alter-ego, but rather a fully discrete being in his own right. All queries, complaints, kind remarks and general feedback regarding this blog may be directed to Jacques at email@example.com