I just wanted to let you know about an amazing jazz club in New York that has a free live streaming video feed for its jazz performances. It’s Small’s Jazz Club in New York. Click on the live video link once you’re on the page.
This is just amazing. They have about 2 or 3 performances per night, including a jam session. These are top notch New York jazz musicians. In fact, I was just watching the Bruce Harris Quartet last night and none other than the great trumpet player Roy Hargrove showed up to jam. He played a great rendition of Coltrane’s “Naima” and a few other tunes. I was amazed at the musicianship of the players. I mean, everyone was good. Really good. This was not the sort of nightmare jam session that we sometimes hear about.
I had to laugh when a singer got up and called “Just Friends” in Bb. I think only the piano player and Roy Hargrove took a solo on that one! It’s usually played the key sof G or F.
Anyway, check it out. This goes on every night and you can get exposed to some great up and coming cats on the New York jazz scene. This is expecially great for those of you who don’t live in this country and don’t really get to hear live jazz from great players.
Here’s a pic of Roy Hargrove playing last night: