Posts Tagged ‘The Joe Locke Trio’

LIVE: The Joe Locke Trio @ Central House, 4/25/15

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
The Joe Locke Trio

The Joe Locke Trio

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

Although, Germantown is the former home of legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins, it can hardly be called a mecca of jazz. But it was just that last month when the newly renovated Central House bed and breakfast in Germantown was the site of a sold-out concert featuring vibraphone master Joe Locke and his trio in conjunction with an exhibition by renowned photographer Chuck Stewart, who was in attendance as an honored guest.

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LIVE: The Joe Locke Trio @ the Athens Cultural Center, 12/3/11

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Joe Locke (photo by Harry Forman)

Joe Locke

NOTE: We are proud to partner with Planet Arts and students from the Germantown Central School District on the Open MIC (Music Industry Connections) Project, in which select students had the hands-on opportunity to document a live performance by the Joe Locke Trio as part of Planet Arts’ Jazz one2one concert series and have their work published at Nippertown.com. Here’s the second of the two parts of the students’ work:

Review by Camille Parlman
Photographs by Harry Forman

“I was a crappy piano player and a crappy drummer, so I figured I’d better find another instrument.” Renowned vibraphonist Joe Locke explained his introduction to his instrument during the Q&A before his December 3 concert at the Athens Cultural Center. Soon after he and his trio began to play, it became clear that he chose the right instrument.

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LIVE: The Joe Locke Trio @ the Athens Cultural Center, 12/3/11

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Joe Locke  (photo by Jahn Jaeger)

Joe Locke

NOTE: We are proud to partner with Planet Arts and students from the Germantown Central School District on the Open MIC (Music Industry Connections) Project, in which select students had the hands-on opportunity to document a live performance by the Joe Locke Trio as part of Planet Arts’ Jazz one2one concert series and have their work published at Nippertown.com. Here’s the first of the two parts of the students’ work:

Review by Elizabeth Choinsky
Photographs by Jahn Jaeger

The Athens Cultural Center was packed with quite a few fans standing around the art-filled room, rocking rhythmically to the fantastic beats filling the air. To the uninitiated ear, the music generated by the members of the Joe Locke Trio — vibraphonist Joe Locke, percussionist Jaimeo Brown and bassist Jay Anderson — didn’t sound like jazz at all. However, the rise and fall in volume and Locke’s seemingly random scatting energized the crowd, as well as the performers. Jazz fans could recognize a few more traditional jazz tunes — Ellington’s “Caravan” and Miles Davis’ “Solar” — mixed in with the more abstract sound.

A brief Q&A with the audience revealed that these three had never actually played together. Without any kind of rehearsal, these three musicians got on stage in front of a crowd of expectant fans and produced something never before heard. This awe-inspiring performance was spun out of a great deal of improvisation.

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