LOW LIGHTS, MEMORABLE MUSIC: DAN BLOCK, BILL MORING, DAVE DeMOTTA at RUE B (April 27, 2015)

It’s always exciting and hopeful to watch a new place emerge where jazz can be played: warm, cozy Rue B, 188 Avenue B in New York City, where Dan Block, the magnificent reedman, played with Bill Moring, string bass, and Dave DeMotta, piano, on April 27, 2015.

Here are two performances from that night, with delightfully apt titles for memorable music performed without bright lights glaring in anyone’s faces.

Benny Carter’s WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW, with the correct changes on the bridge:

I REMEMBER YOU, unforgettably:

Rue B features very intriguing cocktails and food — and, of course, lovely music.

May your happiness increase!

2 responses to “LOW LIGHTS, MEMORABLE MUSIC: DAN BLOCK, BILL MORING, DAVE DeMOTTA at RUE B (April 27, 2015)

  1. Don "Zoot" Conner

    Michael,i’ve simply run out of superlatives to describe this group and this wonderful night In April.Benny Carter’s most-played tune WHEN LIGHTS ARE LOW and another great tune I REMEMBER YOU are in the pantheon of magnificent songs.And is there any living reed player extant playing better than Dan Block?

  2. The music is lovely,,I enjoyed hearing these great musicians play. The second video, “I Remember You,” brings a sense of sadness, but music has always had an effect on my thoughts..Proving, I suppose, that music is in my soul. Thank you so much NM.

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