Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Le Boeuf Bros and Mike Ruby chez le Rex
After nearly falling asleep while reading a self help book I decided to get up off the couch and head down to the Rex. Fun set from these American brothers - Remy on Alto and Pascal on keyboards with our own Mike on tenor and the phenomenal Adam Arruda (also T.O's own) on drums. Lots of original tunes and at one point the audience got to bat around a red balloon...almost shades of the Jazz 4 Kids event I went to this afternoon. I found Adam's playing really compelling - he continues to grow and shine through his studies at the Brubeck Institute - has he graduated? I must note that everyone looked polished as well in spite of the Bikram Yoga session that is normally The Rex on a summer evening... Tomorrow some Frishberg a la Ilana Waldston at Trane.