LIVE: Ryan Keberle’s Catharis @ Senate Garage, 11/17/18

Camilla Meza, Ryan Keberle and Philip Dizak

Review and photographs by Rudy Lu

Having graced the northern end of Greater Nippertown at Lake George’s Jazz at the Lake festival back in September, Ryan Keberle’s Catharis returned earlier this month to play the southern tip at Kingston’s Senate Garage as part of the Jazzstock concert series.

Camilla Meza’s guitar playing and scat singing proved to be the ideal instruments to harmonize with Keberle’s trombone and Philip Dizak’s trumpet. Incidentally this was Dizak’s first public appearance with the band. Noah Wiesenberg was the other personnel change from the line-up in Lake George. Eric Doob’s drums accented the music.

The mix of South American sizzle and electric jazz sounds )with a touch of eclecticism) pleased the audience with its imagination and beauty.

“The Hope I Hold Suite,” which made its world debut on Lake George’s Shepard Park stage, was a prominent part of this performance. Based on a poem by Langston Hughes, it certainly is a timely commentary on our times. Meanwhile, “Become the Water” was based upon the Bruce Lee quote to “become like water,” having a soft strength, adaptable yet strong.

It is Keberle’s hope that music will help bring people together, and this evening’s performance certainly underscored that statement. Loud and clear…

Big Kick Blues
Ancient Theory
Al Otro Lado del Rio
The Hope I Hold Suite:
Tangled in the Endless Chain
Despite the Dream
America Will Be
Pushed and Pulled Apart
Become the Water

UPCOMING: The next performance in the JazzStock series is a tribute to Dewey Redman by the Steve Slagle Quartet – featuring Steve Slagle (alto sax); Lawrence Fields (piano); John Menegon (bass); and Adam Nussbaum (drums) – at 7:30pm on Sunday (December 2). Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door; $10 students.

GO HERE to see more of Rudy Lu’s Photographs of this concert…

Camilla Meza
Noa Wiesenberg
Ryan Keberle and Philip Dizak
Camilla Meza and Ryan Keberle
Noa Wiesenberg
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