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Bitches Brew with Special Guest Nancy Loedy, ThanksGiving Special

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Bitches Brew with Special Guest Nancy Loedy, ThanksGiving Special

Time: November 26, 2009 at 10pm to November 27, 2009 at 1am
Location: The Alchemist Lounge
Street: 435 South Huntington Avenue
City/Town: Jamaica Plain
Website or Map: http://www.myspace.com/alchem…
Phone: 617-477-5741
Event Type: jazz, and, blues
Organized By: Lyndon
Latest Activity: Nov 25, 2009

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11/26/2009 10:30 PM at Bitches Brew with Special Guest Nancy Loedy, ThanksGiving Special

Bitches Brew Tonight They are going to play Acoustic Jazz Classics Especially for Thanksgiving and maybe a Little Miles In The Mix jazz/fusion quintet formed in 2007, re-creates the sounds and music from Miles’ Electric Period, from A Silent Way through the Jack Johnson sessions and on to the live shows in Montreaux. The band features Steven Branson on soprano and tenor sax, Patrick Battstone on Fender Rhodes, and Tony Betancourt on guitar. We use several different bass players, such as David Gold and Aaron Bellamy, and several drummers, such as Dave Fox, Gillian DeLear and Ian MacMillan. With luck, we are occaisionally joined by Nancy Loedy on alto, giving us two horns. Also, for a more main stream session, we had Terkel Norgaard with us last summer at Church of Boston – check out the tunes and the photos! (and check out his other bands BTN Trio, DoerigHvidNoergaard Trio, and Trio Shades.) Steven Branson, who is the leader because he had the idea to form this band and does the bookings, attended Berklee from 1972 to 1975 and has since played with bands in the Boston and New York areas. He continues to study sax with Berklee woodwind chair, has his own CDs out, and was a former Art Blakey and Tony Williams side man, Billy Pierce. Patrick Battstone has played “just about everything” since 1968; attended Berklee in 1973 and later studied with Charlie Bonacos, Serge Conus and M. Chaloff, Joanne Brackeen, and Paul Bley. His band, with Grover Mooney and Jay Hoffman, was the first to open the 1369 Jazz club in 1975. Battstone also formed a band from playing the MIT Festival Jazz ensemble in 1995 and played weekly sessions at the Muddy Charles, an MIT pub. Battstone and David Gold, our bass player, have played together “since last century, man.” Tony Betancourt attended Berklee from 1979 to 1981, and studied with Charlie Banacos, Mike Stern, Mick Goodrich and Rick Danko. Currently, he plays with Baron Browne, Leo Blanco and Steve Langone in The Cuban Jazz Project. His recording projects have included Tony Levin, Jim Weider, Mavis Staples, Merl Saunders & Jerry Bergonzi. Check out his web page, Cuban Jazz Project Ian McMillan, our drumer from the beginning to through 2008 and still plays with us from time to time, was part of the two year odyssey of the Midway Groove Thang and has since played with Carla Ryder and Clydesdale Cowboys. Yusaku Yoshimura, our bass player from the beginning through 2008, attended Berklee and has enjoyed fame in Japan for his keyboard skills, and now has ventured to Boston playing bass. We are fortunate to have people like Gillian Delear (drums), Jeremy Esposito (durms), Aaron Bellamy (bass), John Frazier (trumpet), and others sit in with us from time to time. As the media has said: “Together, Bitches Brew forms an interesting and exciting chemistry that has to be seen as well as heard.” Translation: we can really get into a groove and be cooking!

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