Live review

PHOTOS: New York All-Stars – Burnin’ in London album launch at Pizza Express Jazz Club (Seamus Blake, Eric Alexander, Mike LeDonne)

L-R: Mike LeDonne, Eric Alexander, Seamus Blake Erik Soderlind
Photo credit: Monika S. Jakubowska

Sebastian writes: 

Monika Jakubowska caught the final high-energy night of a three-night residency on 17-19 September 2018, marking the release of Burnin’ in London by the New York All-Stars.

The band is slightly different from that on the album. Pianist Harold Mabern, originally from Memphis and bassist Darryl Hall, originally from Philadelphia, were both obliged to cancel.

The group was a two-tenor powerhouse of Eric Alexander and Seamus Blake, with the Hammond/piano of Mike Ledonne, Aldo Zunino, bass and Bernd Reiter, drums. On this third night there were also guests, Swedish guitarist Erik Soderlind and Welsh vocalist Ian Shaw.

Monika’s pictures capture the concentration, the electricity, the joy of this session played before a packed house.

Seamus Blake  (foreground) and Eric Alexander
Photo credit: Monika S. Jakubowska

Seamus Blake and Erik Soderlind
Photo credit: Monika S. Jakubowska
Eric Alexander, Aldo Zunino
Photo credit: Monika S. Jakubowska
Seamus Blake Erik Soderlind, Eric Alexander
Photo credit: Monika S. Jakubowska
Mike LeDonne
Photo credit: Monika S. Jakubowska
Bernd Reiter
Photo credit: Monika S. Jakubowska

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