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Afternoon of Jazz at Bösendorfer New York

- Jazz and Cabaret Corner

Afternoon of Jazz
Bösendorfer New York

200 Lexington Avenue
Suite 902
New York, NY 10016
Gerhard Feldmann and Lisa L. Feldmann, Owners

Featuring D. D. Jackson, Pianist and Composer
Sam Newsome on Soprano Saxophone
Dana Leong on Trombone and Cello
Arturo Sandoval, Surprise Guest, on Piano
Bösendorfer Loudspeakers, powered by Art Audio and Gill Audio Design Amplifiers, fed by Einstein's "The Last Record Player" and – connected via Dynamic Design cabling

Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
December 3, 2005

(Read More about Bösendorfer New York)

In another special event at Lisa L. Feldmann’s and Gerhard Feldmann’s Bösendorfer New York showroom, packed with glistening, gold-inlayed or silver- embossed pianos, with keyboards that sing, as well as play, notes, in classical and jazz genres, D. D. Jackson passionately performed his compositions on the Bösendorfer Imperial piano, along with his trio of Sam Newsome on soprano sax and Dana Leong on trombone and cello (a feat that must be seen to be believed). Jackson often stood while playing, to emphasize his driving rhythms and to bring maximum volume and resonance to a piano that always rose to the occasion.

The first piece opened like an eerie train whistle, with piano notes falling like raindrops against Newsome’s flute-like intonations on soprano sax. A duo for cello and piano, about Quebec, found Leong plucking the cello strings along with the fullness and ambient sound of the richly melodic, Bösendorfer Imperial piano. An etude for cello and piano followed, with a dynamic and jazzy piano entrance, and Jackson’s foot-stamping and personality accented the musical flourishes. Repetitive themes were fused in this composition, with sax and piano creating the finale.

David’s Time was abstract, with the edgy sax soaring over rhythmic chords, atonal brass against a keyboard flowing with musicality. Swing Time brought out Leong’s trombone, and Newsome on sax and Jackson on piano all joined in. This contemporary work brought Jackson to standing position, as his notes created drama, with orchestral crescendos. The full trio soon blended for a full finale. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town had solos for everyone, and the swing style exemplified the versatility of this trio and venue, as well as the versatility of the Bösendorfer Imperial. Leong’s cello was back, and the Holiday mood was prolonged with his elegant bow. He even took a cello solo with combinations of string - fingering and smoother bow. Newsome’s accentuated solo, appearing next, was quickly followed by Jackson on piano, who ended the song.

Arturo Sandoval (a Bösendorfer Artist) suddenly arrived, sans trumpet, and he sat down at the gold-inlayed Bösendorfer Emperor for a presentation of rapturous and romantic music, showcasing the nuances of the exceptional piano. His second piece revealed fragments of Latin melodies, whirling and gliding with a Cuban motif. At this point, Lisa L. Feldmann invited the audience to join Gerhard at the bar for hot mulled wine and then to return to hear the instantly recorded CD on the quintessential Bösendorfer loudspeakers. In addition to hearing the D. D. Jackson trio, we also heard a few tracks from Arturo Sandoval’s recording, which had been live at the Blue Note. A Lovely One, one of his favorite tracks, included soft brushes, sax, and bass.

Check Bösendorfer New York’s website for more jazz or classical events, all performed on the renowned and unique, Bösendorfer pianos.

D. D. Jackson, Sam Newsome, Dana Leong, and Bosendorfer Imperial Piano
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Arturo Sandoval on the Bosendorfer Emperor Piano
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower

Arturo Sandoval and Lisa L. Feldmann
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Gerhard Feldmann and Arturo Sandoval
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Gerhard Feldmann and Guest
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Bosendorfer New York High Performance Sound System - Bosendorfer Loudspeakers
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Einstein and Gill Audio Design made for Bosendorfer New York
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