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Works and guests

Works and guests

Michel Gentile, flute; Daniel Kelly, piano; Rob Garcia, drums.

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music

This is a monthly series presented by Connections Works who invite different musical guests to join them each month.
The first time I have been to this venue and it works well: good stage, wood floors, seats about 60-80 people. The compositions were mostly by each of the performers, opening with “Kim” by Marty and ending with “Fiasco” by Paul Motion, in his honor. During intermission Daniel led an interview and Q&A with Marty and Jerome where they talked about their history from 1973 when they were students at New England Conservatory. As just part of their history, both played with Julius Hemphill, Jerome played with Sonny Rollins for 13 years and Marty with Andrew Hill for 5 year. The music this night was just what I needed: a time to just sit back and enjoy. The musicians even smiled too.