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The Marc Devine Piano Trio at Inti Peruvian Cuisine

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820 10th Ave. (54th-55th)
New York, NY 10019
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The Marc Devine Piano Trio

Marc Devine on Piano
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Hide Tanaka on Bass
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Fukushi Tainaka on Drums
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at
Inti Peruvian Cuisine
www.intirestaurantny.com
820 10th Avenue (54th-55th)
New York, NY 10019
646.596.9216

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
June 8, 2018


Inti Peruvian Cuisine, on Tenth Avenue between 54th and 55th Streets, presents free live jazz every Friday night, 7 PM to 10:30 PM, to serenade you at dinner. Tonight’s dining audience, amidst the gorgeous Inca murals and platters of rotisserie chicken, Peruvian ceviche, empanadas, and the fantastic Pisco sour cocktails, was enraptured, watching the tightly synced trio. Marc Devine was on piano, Hide Tanaka was on bass, and Fukushi Tainaka was on drums. Twinkling waterfalls of piano notes, a breezy, buoyant bass, and rhythmically brushed drums were all on hand to maximize the meandering melodies. Although the tunes were danceable and singable, the crowd remained seated, enjoying the harmonies and their entrées.

By the end of the evening, each musician had been showcased in a very impressive solo, with the other band members looking on with warmth. Marc’s very jazzy arrangement of “Love Me Tender” was superb, and I speak as a lifelong fan of Elvis’s ballad (and all of his ballads). You can hear Marc’s trio play this tune on track #7 of his new album, “Inspiration”, soon to be reviewed on these pages. Marc, who played a longtime club gig in Austin Texas, is fast becoming known in New York for his stylish performances and versatile arrangements. His concert and recording collaborators include, in addition to Hide and Fukushi, Junior Mance, Jackie Williams, Jimmy Wormworth, Neal Miner, Hassan Shakur, and Sebastien Chaumont. Hide, born in Tokyo, has performed with Cecil Payne, Hank Mobley, Benny Powell, Chris Anderson, and numerous jazz festivals. Fukushi, also born in Japan, was a longtime member of Lou Donaldson’s group and has an extensive list of renowned collaborators, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Shaw, Randy Johnston, Benny Green, Barry Harris, Junior Mance, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy Heath, and Frank Wess. He even played at the former jazz hot spots, Sweet Basil, The Village Gate, and Fat Tuesday’s (where I probably saw him, many years ago).

Among tonight’s expansive tune list were the above-mentioned, “Love Me Tender”, with Hide’s soulful bass bow and searing strings, Marc’s rolling waves of infectious piano rhythms and pulse, and Fukushi’s rambunctious, circling brushes, as well as, “Recado Bossa Nova”, “It’s Only a Paper Moon”, “Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You”, and “I’ve Got the World on a String”. The trio, which takes only very brief breaks, exudes a big band sound, at times, with inventive harmonies. You can catch this trio, as well as each of the musicians, at various local clubs. Check out their websites, linked above, for the calendars. Don’t forget to catch them most Fridays at Inti in Hell’s Kitchen, and order a Tamal Inti and a Peruvian Styled Cosmopolitan or Pisco Sour, to start. You’ll quickly become a regular, and the band takes requests!



Fukushi Tainaka on Drums,
Hide Tanaka on Bass,
Marc Devine on Piano
at Inti's Live Jazz Night
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Hide Tanaka on Bass,
Marc Devine on Piano
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Fukushi Tainaka on Drums,
Hide Tanaka on Bass
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Hide Tanaka Plays Bass Bow
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Fukushi Tainaka and Hide Tanaka
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Peruvian Styled Cosmopolitan
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Sautéed Asparagus with Garlic
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Tamal Inti,
Steamed Peruvian Yellow Corn Dough,
with Chicken, Yellow Pepper & Olives,
Served with Creole Salad
Courtesy of Roberta Zlokower


For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net