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The Club

Another thrilling van ride.  I was much reminded of The Matrix, and Morpheus’s admonition to his crew.  “You told me never to get on the freeway; you said that it was suicide,” Trinity reminds him.  His reply:  “Then let us hope that I was wrong.”  Intact but enervated, we arrive in Greenwich Village at the Blue Note.

 In live performance on WBGO-FM, the Berklee Scholarship Sextet.  From left:  Victor Gould, piano; Emile Martinez, trumpet; Jonathan Greenstein, saxophone; Ilan Bar-Lavi, guitar; Josh Hari, bass; and Mark Whitfield, Jr., drums.

In live performance on WBGO-FM, the Berklee Scholarship Sextet. From left: Victor Gould, piano; Emile Martinez, trumpet; Jonathan Greenstein, saxophone; Ilan Bar-Lavi, guitar; Josh Hari, bass; and Mark Whitfield, Jr., drums.

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Berklee Scholarship Sextet on WBGO-FM

So, the guys who are playing live at the Blue Note tonight, the Berklee Scholarship Sextet, are in a tradition of great players who have honed their art in Boston, and then brought their ideas to NYC.  They’re here with their professor and mentor, trumpeter Darren Barrett, himself a Berklee and Monk Institute alumnus, and winner of the Monk Institute Trumpet Competition.  At midday, we go to WBGO-FM, the NY area’s primo jazz station, where they’ll perform live on the air, for an hour.  We’re staying in Midtown, so we’re away in a hired bus to Newark, where the station is perched.

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