Monday, June 11, 2012

Lenny Robinson and Mad Curious

DC drummer Lenny Robinson led his band, Mad Curious as part of @capitalbop's DC Jazz Loft Series MegaFest, Saturday. With tenor saxophonist Brian Settles and Tarus Mateen on electric bass, the band performed a terrific original blues by Robinson and a couple of jazz standard's including a rollicking rendition of Thelonious Monk's "Green Chimney," that Robinson licked off on drums followed by Mateen's funky bass before Settles joined for a spirited treatment of this latter Monk composition. It was the second time this week that I heard a rendition of this composition (the other was by Jonathan Batiste at The Hamilton last Monday night. Anyway Robinson's trio was superb.

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