LIVE: The Tani Tabbal Trio @ Quinn’s, 4/27/15

May 14th, 2015, 3:00 pm by Greg
Tani Tabbal

Tani Tabbal

Photographs by Rudy Lu

No question about it, jazz drummer-composer Tani Tabbal has a resume to die for – Roscoe Mitchell, the Sun Ra Arkestra, Cassandra Wilson, James Carter, Leroy Jenkins, Geri Allen, Anthony Braxton, Milt Jackson, Oliver Lake, Henry Threadgill, Karl Berger, David Murray… the list just goes on and on.

And he’s also got his own career as a bandleader. Recently, he brought his trio – featuring bassist Michael Bisio and saxman Adam Siegel – to Quinn’s in Beacon to celebrate the release of his new album, Mixed Motion.

It was an explosive blast of adventurous, soul-cleansing music.

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LIVE: The Joe Fiedler Trio @ Quinn’s, 11/3/14

November 14th, 2014, 3:00 pm by Greg
The Joe Fiedler Trio

The Joe Fiedler Trio

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

Avant garde jazz is generally heard infrequently around Greater Nippertown, although venues such as the Sanctuary for an Independent Media in Troy and Club Helsinki in Hudson have hosted the form on an occasional basis.

About a year ago, a small lunch luncheonette known as Quinn’s in Beacon was converted into a small Japanese restaurant/bar that features live music several times a week, including Monday night jazz sessions.

On Monday, November 3, the spotlight was on the Joe Fiedler Trio. Led by stellar trombonist Joe Fiedler and featuring bassist Rob Yost and drummer Michael Sarin, the threesome took advantage of the ability to swing about and shift tempo on a dime in the manner that only a small ensemble of virtuosos can.

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