The stage seems crowded - the saxophonist elbow to elbow with the flutist, standing right above the strings – a cello and two violins – as the drummer smiles and shines, keeping time with the bass, and the guitarist/conductor criss-crossing the air with hands commanding the band, listening for the vocalist, in a red dress mirroring the energy of audience, to sing us all into New York City: an ‘Upper West Side Love Story’ told of the street to the beat of jazz

(Watching Freddy Bryant in concert at the Bombyx Center)

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