LIVE: Upstate @ the Falcon, 11/24/14

December 1st, 2014, 4:00 pm by Greg
Rebecca Martin and Paul Grenadier

Rebecca Martin and Larry Grenadier

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

Upstate – a new trio composed of a singer-songwriter and two veteran jazz musicians – is in the middle of a month-and-a-half-long Monday night residency at the Falcon in Marlboro.

The band features Argentinean composer-pianist Guillermo Klein, singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin and virtuoso bassist Larry Grenadier, backed by journeyman drummer Lee Falco. Joining them last week as special guest was Portuguese vocalist Sara Serpa.

As would be expected, the resulting music defied easy categorization. The sometimes dissonant and unusual harmonies brought to mind such words as atmospheric, ethereal, spiritual, airy, other-worldly and timeless.

Included in the evening’s set list were compositions by Brad Mehldau and Kurt Rosenwinkel, as well as originals by the bandmembers.

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