Normally, the idea of hotel lobby jazz guitar noodling would sound like hell on earth, but there are extenuating circumstances at play here. First off, La Posada is awesome; the type of place where you can pick up a Hendricks cocktail without the fear of running into whosoever you may be successfully avoiding. Itâ€™s the kind of place where marriages take place and lives begin. Itâ€™s the kind of place where guitar master Pat Malone plays so beautifully that you look at your own hands in utter disappointment, shake your head sadly and shout, â€śDo something with yourselves, dammit!â€ť Excellent British pub similarities aside, you could do a whole hell of a lot worse than a night of jazz in a room with Malone and his rotating cast of special guest musicians nailing standards, free-form tunes and originals with gusto. (Alex De Vore)
Concordia Santa Fe presents a special program dedicated to the likes of Bach and Bernstein.