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Blue Note Concert Preview

The New York City jazz club brunch wars continue to heat up, as the Blue Note has countered the Iridium’s recent introduction of a jazz brunch by discontinuing its own jazz brunches indefinitely (see Jazz News 11/7/01). Apparently, the Blue Note wishes to concentrate on its evening concerts, which lack tea and crumpets but do feature some fine musicians.

From Nov. 13 through Nov. 18, Paquito D’Rivera and his quintet will be playing two shows a night. D’Rivera must be quite fond of the club at this point, as his album Live at the Blue Note garnered him a Latin Grammy nomination last year. Trumpeter Claudio Roditi will bring his lively horn to the party on Fri., Nov. 16.

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