Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jake Goldbas: Master's Recital

This past Sunday Jake gave his Master's Degree Recital at Manhattan School of Music. It's crazy how quickly the last two years have flown by us and in just one month he will be graduating. What?! Yes! Also, it must be said: I have such a crush on this husband of mine. His charisma, on and off stage, is infectious. His passion for the music he plays is both heard and felt.

The recital was two sets consisting of nine extremely talented musicians. 

My two favorite tunes of the afternoon were: First Set's Trio rendition of Never Will I Marry - by Frank Loesser. Jake and I have listened to the Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley 1961 recording of this tune probably hundreds of times. And the Second Set's Quintet rendition of Polka Dots & Moonbeams, with Jake's swirling brush work. I'm a serious sucker for the brushes.

^^First Set: Trio^^
Roy Assaf
Raviv Markovitz

^^Second Set: Quintet^^
Emmet Cohen: Piano
Sam Anning: Bass
Jonathan Ragonese: Tenor Saxophone
Christian Rivera: Congas
special guest, Steve Wilson: Alto Saxophone

^^The incomparable, Steve Wilson^^
^^Jake and teacher, John Riley^^
^^The Meech & Jake^^

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