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Westbeth Music Festival
55 Bethune Street
New York, NY
Sat, February 9, 2013
Come to an evening of INSIDE/OUT, an alternating mix of standards and free music, performed by guitarist Dan Rose and pianist Connie Crothers. Connie Crothers is known for her uncompromising spontaneous improvisation, originality, virtuosity and wide range of expression. It will repay your attention with an enthralling sublimity. “Connie Crothers scored the festival’s lone solo gig, mixing in a noble grace, oblique angles and uncompromising ferocity into her piano work. Her use of space, sensitivity and bursts of energy filled with felicitous detail was astounding. It’s difficult to say if the most memorable element of her glorious set was the virtuosity with which she played or the taken aback joy with which she radiated while soaking up her well-earned rousing applause.”
Ken Weiss. Jazz Improv/New York, December 2008
Review, solo set, Vision Festival, 2008.
"Dan Rose offers a conventional single-line jazz guitar style in a post-Ornette context. Many of Rose's tunes have a singing Coleman flavor, and on the heads he uses his electric guitar as an extra horn...a fine guitarist and a capable soloist." Kevin Whitehead, Cadence. “Not many jazz guitarists can achieve a thick enough tone to play an electric guitar, but Rose has had no problems since his days with Paul Bley in the '70's. Quick chromatic lines and jutting rhythms work their way into blues-influenced modern jazz." Jesse T. LISTEN.COM
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