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Entertaining Science: The Taste of Light  12/3/2017
Entertaining Science: Art At The Intersection Of The Ephemeral And The Eternal 11/5/2017
Entertaining Science: ASTROBIOLOGY, ACCORDIONOLOGY 10/1/2017
Entertaining Science: BE DAZZLED 9/3/2017
Entertaining Science: CROSSING GENRES, IN SEARCH OF EXOMOONS 6/4/2017
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE NESTEDNESS OF THINGS 5/7/2017
Entertaining Science: MUTANT MIRACLES 4/2/2017
Entertaining Science: EVIDENCE THAT MUSIC HEALS, AND NOT JUST THE SOUL 3/5/2017
Entertaining Science: THE ABSTRACT BOWL! 2/5/2017
Entertaining Science: CARBON’S ITALIAN FAMILY CONNECTIONS 12/4/2016
Entertaining Science: Cold War, Warm Climate 11/6/2016
Entertaining Science: DO BABIES GET THE BLUES? 10/2/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz of Physics, Artificial Intelligence and Sculpture 9/4/2016
Entertaining Science: MUSIC FOR THE CORNELIA FIREWORKS 7/3/2016
Entertaining Science: THE MUSE AT THE BIRTH OF THE UNIVERSE 6/5/2016
Entertaining Science: FLAMENCO ON THE BRAIN 5/1/2016
Entertaining Science: The Jazz Cure for Molecules in Distress 4/3/2016
Entertaining Science: OLIVER ON OUR MINDS 3/6/2016
Entertaining Science: THE DANCE OF MOLECULES 2/7/2016
Entertaining Science: 65 MILLION YEARS OF BIRD EVOLUTION DON’T LIE 12/6/2015
Entertaining Science: WHAT MISTINGUETT AND MARIE CURIE TALKED ABOUT 11/1/2015
Entertaining Science : Oscillation/Why Wake Up in the Morning 10/4/2015
Entertaining Science : What did Roald do over the summer? 9/6/2015
Entertaining Science: Turning Breath Into Music 6/7/2015
Entertaining Science: THE HARMONIC DESTINY OF HEALING 5/3/2015
Entertaining Science: EGGSTRAVAGANZA (AND CHICKENS TOO) 4/5/2015
Entertaining Science: Pluto and the Ice Princess, Together at Last 3/1/2015
Entertaining Science: LUNINE, LIGETI, and McMURRAY 2/1/2015
Entertaining Science: SOUND SYMMETRY - Patterns of Mind  1/4/2015
Entertaining Science: SO YOU THINK YOU’VE HEARD IT ALL? 12/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Light and Color 11/2/2014
Entertaining Science: The Big Melt: Tales of Antarctica 10/5/2014
Entertaining Science: ONE NOTE AT A TIME? IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE LIKE THAT!  9/7/2014
Entertaining Science: Unfolding Evolution 6/1/2014
Entertaining Science: Life's Music 5/4/2014
Entertaining Science: SING TO ME, O NATURAL PHILOSOPHER! 4/6/2014
Entertaining Science: EDGES and GRAVITONS 3/2/2014
Entertaining Science: MUSIC, LANGUAGE LEARNING US 2/2/2014
Entertaining Science: SMALL, DEADLY, AND DELICIOUS 1/5/2014
Entertaining Science: CO-SEISMIC PIANO 12/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Explosive evolution in birds 11/3/2013
Entertaining Science: Interactions : So Complicated It's Simple 10/6/2013
Entertaining Science: CIAO BELLA! WHAT MAKES AN ARIA OR AN ALCOHOL BEAUTIFUL? 9/1/2013
Entertaining Science: Mars ! 6/9/2013
Entertaining Science: MUSIC OF THE SPHERES 5/12/2013
Entertaining Science: On Paper 4/14/2013
Entertaining Science: Now Hear This! 3/10/2013
Entertaining Science: A Jump into the Gene Pool 2/10/2013
Entertaining Science: FLIGHT CLUB 12/9/2012
Entertaining Science: YOU ARE WHAT YOU HEAR 11/11/2012
Entertaining Science: IT YEAST AIN’T THE SAME 10/14/2012
Entertaining Science: Hearts and Devils 9/9/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: PAY ATTENTION! 6/10/2012
Entertaining Science: Rhapsody for Piano and Universe 5/13/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  4/8/2012
Entertaining Science: BEAUTY AND THE BEASTIES 3/11/2012
Entertaining Science: The Two Garys--Guitar Zero & Exponential 2/12/2012
Entertaining Science: SILENT GENES AND GENTLE SONGS 1/8/2012
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, O UNIVERSE  12/11/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE: THE DRONE AND THE UNIVERSE 11/13/2011
ENTERTAINING SCIENCE  10/9/2011
Entertaining Science 9/11/2011
Cafe Stories 7/25/2011
Entertaining Science 7/10/2011
Entertaining Science 6/12/2011
Entertaining Science 5/8/2011
Entertaining Science 4/10/2011
Entertaining Science 3/13/2011
Entertaining Science 2/13/2011
Entertaining Science: Abstraction and Passion: The Brainwave Music Project 1/9/2011
The Science of Fear in Words and MUsic 6/6/2010
Entertaining Science 5/2/2010
Prognosticating the World's Wheat and Bluegrass 4/4/2010
Entertaining Science -- Can culture emerge from scratch? 3/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- The Camera Never Lies 2/7/2010
Entertaining Science -- EXTREMES 1/3/2010
Entertaining Science -- YOU SEE WHAT YOUR BRAIN WANTS YOU TO SEE 12/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- SHAPES AND ENERGIES: LOVE AND HATE AMONG THE ATOMS 11/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- NATURAL LAW: DARWIN'S TANGLED BANK 10/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- THE WORLDS WE MAKE UP 9/6/2009
Entertaining Science -- ACQUA! THE SOUNDS AND SCIENCE OF WATER 6/7/2009
Entertaining Science -- EL BAILE BACTERIANO! 5/3/2009
Entertaining Science -- ANNIHILATION! 4/5/2009
Entertaining Science -- NANOARCHITECTURES: WHY MORE OF LESS IS MORE! 3/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- JEDUTHUN’S HEIRS: JEWISH GENES, JEWISH GROOVES 2/1/2009
Entertaining Science -- FLEAS ON STEROIDS 1/4/2009
Entertaining Science -- A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE LAB 12/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- IMAGINE SCIENCE IN FILM 11/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind 10/5/2008
Entertaining Science -- TABOOS 9/7/2008
Entertaining Science -- WAVE/PARTICLE 6/1/2008
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO WHALES SING? 5/4/2008
Entertaining Science -- It's the Way it Shatters that Matters 3/2/2008
Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising 2/3/2008
Entertaining Science -- SeaChange: Reversing the Tide 1/6/2008
Entertaining Science -- THINKING, FEELING 12/2/2007
Entertaining Science -- ALL IS PATTERN 11/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- Harmonious Triads 10/7/2007
Science 8/30/2007
Entertaining Science -- COLTRANE, EINSTEIN, AND COSMOLOGY 2 7/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- Reflections of the Animal Mind 6/3/2007
Entertaining Science -- HE SAYS, SHE SAYS, EITHER WAY IT'S ALL PHALLACY 5/6/2007
Entertaining Science -- A RIFF ON THE WAY TO STRUCTURE 4/1/2007
Entertaining Science -- ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTICS 3/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL 2/4/2007
Entertaining Science -- COSI SIMILI, COSI DIVERSE 1/7/2007
Entertaining Science -- I FORGOT TO LEARN TO FORGET 12/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- NAMING NATURE 11/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006
Entertaining Science 2 -- Chateau Jiahu, Vintage 7000 BC 10/15/2006

Entertaining Science -- CHOICES
 9/3/2006
Entertaining Science -- Finally With Women 8/6/2006
Entertaining Science -- SMALL TALK AMONG THE BACTERIA 6/4/2006
Entertaining Science -- BIOMINERALIZATION: THE BEAUTY OF FUNCTION 5/7/2006
Entertaining Science -- AFTERNOON OF THE CHIMERAS 4/2/2006
Entertaining Science -- IN YOUR EAR 3/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- DARWIN’S BIRTHDAY BASH 2/5/2006
Entertaining Science -- NEON! 12/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- IMPROVISING ON CHAOS 11/13/2005
Entertaining Science -- GM FOODS; MONSTERS OR MIRACLES? 10/2/2005
Entertaining Science -- FERNS 9/4/2005
Entertaining Science -- FROM SAMARKAND TO CORDOBA 8/7/2005
Entertaining Science -- SCIENCE AND THE MORAL LIFE--A MISMATCH? 6/5/2005
Entertaining Science -- WHY DO BIRDS SING? 5/1/2005
Entertaining Science -- SHUFFLE OFF THIS MORTAL COIL 3/6/2005
Entertaining Science -- ECO-OPERA-EVO 2/6/2005

 
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ART ON THE WALLS

Mixed Media by RACKIE DIANKHA

All art is for sale. Please inquire

Sunday
Feb 03
6:00PM  ENTERTAINING SCIENCE -- FIVE FEET HIGH AND RISING
Roald Hoffmann

Entertaining Science -- Five Feet High and Rising image
From the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in Greenland, to the Pine Island Ice Shelf In Antarctica, New York University's David Holland invites us along on a journey from the extreme North to the extreme South. An expert in polar environmental science, Professor Holland discusses two of his recent field trips to investigate the possibilities of future global sea level change from melting ice sheets. Rolling icebergs, hidden crevasses, unstoppable mosquitoes, plane crashes, sun burn, frost bite, and snow blindness - it's all part of the quest to understand sea level change! Julia Meinwald, a talented emerging songwriter and recent graduate of Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU, will showcase (with the help of some friends) her original songs of water in all its emotional states.
 Cover $10
8:30PM  EIVIND OPSVIK'S OVERSEAS
Kenny Wollesen, drums;  Jacob Sacks, piano;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Eivind Opsvik, bass
Eivind Opsvik's Overseas image
Progressive improvised instrumental music from Norwegian-turned-New Yorker bassist and composer Eivind Opsvik and his band; "Eivind Opsvik Overseas".
The band is drummer Kenny Wollesen (Tom Waits, John Zorn, David Byrne, Bill Frisell etc.) Jacob Sacks on pianos and organ, Tony Malaby (Charlie Haden, Paul Motian) on Tenor sax and on special occasions, Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Levon Helm etc.) on pedal steel guitar.
Eivind Opsvik plays bass and writes all the music particularly for this band. The emphasis in his composing is more on finding a vibe and an unique mood and less on complexity and intellectuality.
The music may best be described as alternative jazz with influences ranging from Brian Eno, Neil Young, Pink Floyd to Alban Berg and Morton Feldman.

"Overseas" was released in 2003 to great critical acclaim in publications like The New York Times and Downbeat (on Downbeat's best of 2003 list) and in 2005 "Overseas II" was released. The band has recently been in the studio to record their third record, all analog recording at Edison Studio in Manhattan by long time Lenny Kravitz engineer Henry Hirsch. Over the last five years "Eivind Opsvik Overseas" has been playing regularly at such NYC clubs as 55Bar, Barbés, Nublu and Zebulon and they have also toured Europe, playing Festivals and Clubs. Eivind is also heavily involved in numerous other New York projects like Opsvik & Jennings, Rocket Engine and The UP. He has also recorded with such musicians as Bill Frisell, Craig Taborn and Paul Motian.

”Eivind Opsvik has an unusual gift for writing small, poignant pieces of music. The color and mood of his music, along with its rhythmic patterns, bleed over into pop, and the sound has a sheer, weightless quality” Ben Ratliff, The New York Times

"Overseas shows what happens when a musician puts the whole range of his imagination into play” Downbeat

“Adventurous and stylistically free-ranging, their music is densely-packed with ideas and hard to categorize” The Wire
 Cover $10   www.eivindopsvik.com

Monday
Feb 04
6:00PM  POETRY
Laurel Blossom David Evanier
Ms. Blossom graces us with a visit.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
8:30PM  GUUS JANSSEN QUARTET
Guus Janssen, piano;  Thomas Heberer, trumpet;  Reuben Radding, bass;  Harris Eisenstadt, drums
Guus Janssen leads a double life. He is a world famous avant-garde composer--one of his major works is being performed tomorrow night at Carnegie Hall. He is also a very substantial jazz pianist and jazz composer. It is in this capacity that he visits Cornelia Street tonight in the company of other world class musicians, including German trumpeter Thomas Heberer
Tuesday
Feb 05
6:00PM  POETRY & PROSE
Angelo Verga, host

David Friedman Jim Story
Reprise of a popular duet, Friedman's poetry is smart, edgy & funny, Story's prose reminds us why we love a good yarn.

Take a break from watching those primaries -- join Jim Story for a tale or two! Jim Story is a novelist, short-story writer and poet, who has published short stories, creative nonfiction, reviews and poetry in a variety of literary publications. He's been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, won a Best New Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and held a residency at the Edward Albee Center in Montauk, Long Island. His much-delayed novel, Wounded by History, is now scheduled for a spring release.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  SPEAKEASY: STORIES FROM THE BACKROOM
Sherry Weaver, host

Martin Dockery Kimmi Auerbach Tracy Rowland Elna Baker Jennifer DeMeritt Rick Patrick
SPEAKEASY: Stories from the Backroom image
SpeakEasy is . . .

A new twist on the ancient tradition of oral history.

SpeakEasy is people telling stories-- true stories. Period. No scripts. No crib notes. No rehearsals. SpeakEasy has a dynamic and constantly changing cast of storytellers that include such greats as Mike Daisey, Jonathan Ames, and Reno, along with homemakers, lawyers, dog walkers, street magicians and writers.

You never know what you'll hear. So join us for what could be a life changing experience!

Martin Dockery is a five-time Moth GrandSlam storytelling finalist. His one man show about an office temp lost in West Africa, Wanderlust, recently made its New York City premiere at Ars Nova Theater.
Kimmi Auerbach is a former Fox News producer who now writes and performs full time. Her comedic monologues have been performed throughout New York, including a sold out run at the 9th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, several Moth GrandSLAM Championships, The Original Improv, The Kraine Theater, and The Bitter End. Her memoir The Devil, The Lovers & Me: My Life In Tarot was just published by E. P. Dutton.
Tracy Rowland: “It seemed like the monkey and I were really hitting it off, until....” And that’s how Tracy got into storytelling.
Elna Baker has written for ELLE Magazine, The Onion and one of her stories will be featured in comedian Jon Friedman’s book The Rejection Show (Random House/Villard 2008). This December she will be telling one of her stories on NPR's This American Life.
Jennifer DeMeritt takes first-person navel-gazing one chakra lower with her louche and literate stories. She’s published in nerve.com, BUST Magazine and Glamour, and performed in NYC’s finest venues including KGB, Gotham Comedy Club, HERE Arts Center and, of course, the sack.
Rick Patrick: His films have been at the Aspen comedy festival, his private life on the BBC, and his performances on MNN. Not only a Painter, performer, Gardener, (A Garden by the Sea by Leila Hadley), he is a World renowned Collector of Silver, Furniture and ephemera for his modest Museum. www.mrpatrick@talkingstick.us
 Cover $10   www.speakeasystories.com

Wednesday Feb 06 6:00PM  FREE RANGE READINGS
Mira Ptacin, host

Dale Maharidge Elissa Leichter Brendan Hughes Lillian Ho Aaron Voyles
We begin a new series of creative non-fiction, a free ranging genre that we hope to "define" as we go along. Our host Mira Ptacin brings great energy to this project but no additives or preservatives.

Dale Maharidge is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist. His book, "And Their Children After Them" won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction in 1990. It was conceived as a revisiting of the places and people depicte in Walker Evan's and James Agee's "Now Let Us Praise Famous Men." Bruce Springsteen has credited his work as an influence. Maharidge has contributed to publications ranging from Rolling Stone to the New York Times. He teaches at Columbia and is working on several books.

Elissa Leichter attended B.S., Cornell University. M.S., Fordham University School of Education and is currently enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College's M.F.A. program in poetry. Special interests include Black Mountain poets, education and post-Kierkegaard philosophy; published in Phoenix Literary Magazine, Immortal Versus and on poetry.com. She is a member of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society.

Brendan Hughes was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He has worked as a groundskeeper, a soda jerk, a little league baseball umpire, a security guard, a background checker, a copy editor and a reporter. He is working on a book about a murder, an art theft, and a couple of very dark years in the life of a city.

Lillian Ho is a first-year MFA student at Sarah Lawrence College. She lives in East Harlem.

Aaron Voyles is currently an MFA candidate at Sarah Lawrence College and is proud to have had his work rejected from several reputable publications. He has a BFA from University of North Carolina Wilmington and is originally from Georgia.

Host Mira Ptacin is a writer living in Brooklyn. She grew up Battle Creek, Michigan (Cereal City USA) where if you smell Fruity Pebbles in the morning it means it's gonna rain in the afternoon. She's worked as an archaeologist in Mongolia and as a funeral home director's apprentice in Maine while writing for the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She's currently pursuing her MFA in creative Nonfiction at Sarah Lawrence College.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  JOHN TCHICAI QUARTET
John Tchicai , reeds;  Alex Weiss , reeds, keyboards;  Dmitry Ishenko, bass;  Ches Smith, drums
John Tchicai Quartet image
  www.dcn.davis.ca.us/GO/jomnamo/
Thursday
Feb 07
6:00PM  ARTISTS’ SALON
Robin, Angelo, Poul, and David, hosts


This is a monthly opportunity for artists associated with the cafe--from every genre and every generation, past, present, and future--to gather informally, schmooze, re-invent the world, and hoist a glass of quelque chose (the only kind of chose to hoist). Our glorious curators are present, you can buttonhole them to find out what's cooking, you can introduce yourself to other toilers in the vineyard, invent projects and discover collaborators. All are welcome.
8:30PM  SANDA & ORCHESTRA
Sanda Weigl, voice;  Lucian Ban, piano;  Alex Harding, saxophones;  Charles Burnham, violin;  Sean Conly, bass;  Willard Dyson, drums
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Sanda & Orchestra - back from touring Romania where Sanda celebrated a triumphant comeback in her native country w/ her unique interpretations of Romanian gypsy songs.

Romanian expatriate singer Sanda Weigl has quite a personal history. She first learned gypsy songs as a child and found early success as a child star on Romanian television. Later she was a rock singer in East Berlin, and was tossed into prison for protesting against the communist regime. In 1990 she moved to the USA and she quickly became known as the “Gypsy Queen of Downtown New York”.
Avant-jazz neighbors from Sanda’s adopted home New York City, including luminaries like the Romanian born pianist Lucian Ban on piano (and arrangements), Alex Harding on sax, Sam Bardfeld violin, Sean Conly on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums serve as a balance beam for her thunderous, mezmerizing and sinfully spooky vocal “Gypnastics”.

"To call Sanda’s voice 'powerful’ would be an understatement...Her interpretations are dramatic, even theatrical, but never 'over the top’...If you’re a fan of vocal ethnic music of any sort, that’s something you don’t want to miss."
Bill Tilland (BBC World)
 Cover $10   www.sandaweigl.com

Friday
Feb 08
6:00PM  SON OF PONY
Roxanne Hoffman, host


The Friday night legendary open mic poetry series.

Arrive before 6 pm to sign up.

Tonight's co-features are Maria Lisella & Gil Fagiani.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

9:00PM & 10:30PM  LUCAIN BAN'S ELEVATION
Abraham Burton, tenor saxophone;  Lucian Ban, piano;  Sean Conly, bass;  Pheeroan AkLaff, drums
Lucain Ban's ELEVATION image
" Twice nominated for "Best European Musician" by Hans Koller Foundation Transylvanian expat pianist Lucian Ban brings a stellar ensemble to Cornelia Street for a concert of original music. ELEVATION features one of today's giant tenor saxophone players Mr Abraham Burton, Mr Pheeroan AkLaff one of the most creative drummers of the past two decades and a stunning bassist of many hats Mr Sean Conly.
Pianist Lucian Ban has released 5 albums as a leader with such people as Bob Stewart, Alex Harding, Jorge Sylvester, Nasheet Waits, J.D.Allen, etc since moving to NY in 1999 from his home country of Romania. Leader of TUBA Project feat the great Bob Stewart, the Asymmetry Quartet with Jorge Sylvester and the Hieroglyphics group featuring drum legend Barry Altschul and master violinist Mark Feldman Mr Ban was called by jazz critic Bruce Lee Gallanter " ..... one of the most gifted pianists & composers to come to New York in the past decade " and writer Jason West describes him as " .... One of the most creative new musicians on the New York City scene, Lucian Ban is a Transylvanian pianist and composer whose collaborations with fellow NYC jazzers continue to produce a burgeoning collection of original music"
Haunting melodies, post bop pieces, infused blues and traces of avangarde will be found in their music ......

For more info, discography, sound samples please visit www.lucianban.com, www.abrahamburton.com, www.aklaff.com
 Cover $12

Saturday
Feb 09
6:00PM  ITALIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS ASSOCIATION
Maria Lisella, Jeanne Dickey, Gil Fagiani, hosts


Italian American Writers Association, featured readers are: Award-winning Authors Dennis Barone and Robert Viscusi, plus open mic, 5 minute limit.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)
9:00PM & 10:30PM  OPEN LOOSE
Mark Helias, bass;  Tony Malaby, tenor saxophone;  Tom Rainey, drums
Open loose image
Open Loose is back with new music by Mark Helias.

"...Open Loose is no ordinary band, and Atomic Clock is no ordinary jazz record. I�m strenuously enthusiastic about it, as will be all serious jazz fans. Almost �classical� in its organization and technique, this sequence of improvisations on tantalizing themes is a 2006 highlight that more people need to hear. Freedom with design, it sounds like the very definition of jazz�the very definition of America at its best." Will Layman, Pop Matters 12/2006
 Cover $10   www.markhelias.com www.tonymalaby.com

Sunday
Feb 10
6:00PM  FOUR HORSEMEN
Bob Quatrone, host


Invited poets plus an open mic.

Spotlight poets include EVIE IVY, EVE PACKER, ANGELA PELUSO, BRANT LYON, JANE ORMEROD, JOY LUFTOW, ROXANNE HOFFMAN, NAJLA SAID, MICHAEL COOK, FRANK SIMONE, LINDA LERNER, and BONI JOI.
 Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

8:30PM  TOM DEMPSEY/TIM FERGUSON - CD RELEASE
Tom Dempsey, guitar;  Tim Ferguson, bass
Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson - CD RELEASE image
CD Release Party for Tom Dempsey/Tim Ferguson Recording "What's Going On" on City Tone Records

Guitarist Tom Dempsey and Bassist Tim Ferguson perform in an intimate duo setting to celebrate their new recording "What's Going On" on City Tone Records. As stated in their liner notes, “Both of us have a real affinity for playing duo. This recording helped stretch our creativity and musicianship, both individually and as a duo. As we began preparing, it became apparent that after playing together all of these years, we have developed a unique identity as a group. Capturing the feeling of playing live, coupled with the repertoire we chose, proved to be challenging and in the end, very rewarding. Between the compositions, the arrangements, and the performance, this recording represents a fresh treatment of these songs that pays tribute to thesegreat composers.”From the American songbook standard “Stardust”, to jazz classics like Billy Strayhorn’s “Isfahan,” the soulful spiritual “Deep River” and the classic Marvin Gaye soul anthem “What’s Going On,” this CD captures the ear from the beginning and takes the listener on a fascinating and fulfilling musical journey.

"What a marvelous duo! Great tunes, terrific solos and careful listening to each other. Tom Dempsey and Tim Ferguson do it all and swing!"
- Jim Hall

More info: \ www.myspace.com/tomdempseytimfergusongroup
 Cover $7   www.tomdempseymusic.com

Drum kit donated by
CANOPUS DRUMS, Japan

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