The Austrian Circle
Bad enough that Amir ElSaffar's Two Rivers Ensemble performed on Tuesday night, when I was on the air. Now I have to choose between two excellent performances occuring on the same night (this Saturday, the 19th... both at 8PM, no less).
A double bill at The Buttonwood Tree: The Noah Baerman Trio and The Sunna Gunnlaugs Quartet. This is a very promising evening and a rare chance to catch Sunna locally.
And in this corner (the southeast corner of CT): David Chevan and the Afro-Semitic Experience will be performing at the Jazz Underground. Tempting enough, and then you learn that Rich McGhee will be on winds.
I'm genuinely torn... the Buttonwood has always done great work and is deserving of support. But the Jazz Underground (a commercial venture, I grant you) is trying to do the right thing by brining "real" jazz to a club setting (as a radio personality, I have the authority to determine real jazz from jazz-like substances).
The only real sin would be to miss both events. Just get out and see some live jazz, will ya?