Hadley Louden’s Event Journal

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Thursday February 4, 2010 / 10:00pm
Charisma: The Music of Lee Morgan
2 tickets
General Admission Special (Limit 2)

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Unbelievably great band! With Billy Harper, Bennie Maupin, and Eddie Henderson on horns and Geri Allen, Dwayne Burno and Billy Hart in the rhythm section it was heaven on Earth! Arrangements by second trumpet David Weiss were also stellar and superbly interpreted by these monsters. Heartwarming memories of Lee Morgan and the transition from Maupin to Harper therein were wonderful to hear. History was unfolded before us. Why is the sound at Yoshis always below the caliber of the performers? The EQ on the piano, like usual, was tinny and artificial sounding. Are they simply using the wrong mics or destroying the natural sound by adding compression? With that gorgeous concert Steinway Grand and no less than Geri Allen playing it, it was frustrating. Nonetheless, the horn blend on the front line was superb, albeit no doubt due to the keen sensitivity of the players.