These are videos that I like: Jazz in the Triangle


Today’s videos feature the the New York performance series Jazz in the Triangle.

Jazz in the Triangle happens at the Ronald McNair Park on Washington Ave. and Union St., with performances each Thursday in July and August.  Here’s two different ensembles from two different nights.  Aside from the solid music, the thing I really like about this video series is seeing all the people hanging out listening to the show, talking with their neighbors and friends in this little patch of park in the middle of the city.  There’s a real sense of community that comes through.

The first video is a rendition of Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t.”

Your video personnel:  Greg Murphy (piano), Bruce Cox (drums), Ben Meigners (bass), Eric Wyatt (alto saxophone) and Kamal Abdul-Alim (trumpet).

And here’s a video from August 2013 with a rendition of Terence Blanchard’s “Oh By the Way.”

Your video personnel:  Riley Mullins (trumpet), Frank Lacy (trombone), Yoichi Uzeki (keyboard), Bryce Sebastien (bass), George Gray (drums) and Jeff King (tenor sax).

You can learn more about the series at the dedicated Facebook page.

And you can check out more videos at Richard Walkes’ Vimeo page.