Ohh, the music this slide must have played, the songs it must have sung, the joy it must have brought——–
The Tim Horner sextet performs at the Puffin Cultural Center in Teaneck NJ from time to time and I have the privilege of photographing the performances. For me this image of Ted Nash, the flute player, captures the essence of the flute sound and the serenity of the musician. Enjoy
It is a cold December day in New Jersey so I thought I would visit one of my favorite places, Washington Square Park in New York City in the summertime. It is one of the most vibrant and eclectic places in the city. On any given day one can hang out among street musicians, the pigeon man, the never-ending chess game, tourists of all shapes, sizes and colors, NYU college students, and ordinary people who live in the West Village.
On May 21,2011, Yaala Ballin, and her quartet, including Ray Gallon (piano), Neal Miner (bass), and Danny Rosenfeld (drums) performed the great standards of the jazz repertoire at the Puffin Cultural Forum in Teaneck New Jersey. Dating from the late 1920’s to the glamorous swing era of the 1950’s, this music, as interpreted by Yaala and her group, is as relevant today as it was when it was written. Her music is influenced by the likes of Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughn, and Dinah Washington. The program included songs from her last album, “Travelin’ Alone” (Smalls Records) and her new release “On the Road” (Gallery Records).