Friday, April 17, 2015

New Orleans in New York

It was a New Orleans funky good time Fred had at the Blue Note in New York City at the invitation of  "Big Chief" Donald Harrison. The six-night stand last week also featured Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli and trumpeter Christian Scott, Harrison's nephew.

It was a "House Party" on and off the stage, with old friends and new visiting backstage between shows. Fred also made musical memories for students and faculty at the New School, where he conducted a master class during his time in New York. 

Enjoy these photos from the week. Special thanks to photographer friend Dino Perrucci for his great shot from the Blue Note.

Fred and Donald onstage.
Leo and guitarist Russell Malone backstage.
Fred with bassist Will Lee backstage.
Leo and Fred with Horace Silver's son Greg backstage.
Jamming with students at The New School.
Fred with trombone and trumpet students.
Fred with New School faculty members Jimmy Graves and Cecil Bridgewater.

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