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Concert Review: Giuseppi Logan Quartet

By January 22, 2011

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Alto saxophonist Giuseppi Logan performed with his quartet on Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at ESP-Disk' headquarters in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Logan, who recorded his first album (pictured) in 1964 on ESP-Disk', left the music world for over 40 years, during which he battled mental illness, homelessness, and drug-addiction. He has recently returned to the New York City jazz world, in which he performs sporadically, and in 2010 he recorded The Giuseppi Logan Quintet (Tompkins Square Records). Read James Hall's review of Logan's recent performance with his new quartet featuring Francois Grillo, Matt Lavelle, and David Miller:

"Logan's phrasing is striking: colloquial and dynamic, like animated, barely-comprehensible speech, sometimes mumbling, sometimes singing, trailing off only to burst back with spontaneous energy. Notes bent out of shape are touched with playful vibrato. Typing a description of it feels a little like writing an academic paper on slang, graffiti, or my grandmother's anise cakes: the medium nearly defies the experience..." Read More

Image courtesy of ESP-Disk'

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