The place was decked out for the holidays and for the first set it was standing room only.
Noah Jackson is one of those many musicians who was raised in Detroit and now resides in New York. During the holiday season, many a of the Detroit born musicians return to Detroit for part of the holidays and play at he clubs in town while they were here.
The quartet was called Full Circle and three excellent local musicians filled it to make it a quartet.
And on keys:
And last and one of the best:
The music was fierce and passionate. With the professionalism of the musicians, they pushed each other to excel rather than stepping all over each other.
During the second set, we got to sit down so it was much easier for me to just sit back and enjoy the music. For me, my favorite number of the evening was Nica’s Dream composed by Horace Silver. When a group plays a standard, you get to hear how they treat the music. I found their version more dynamic than what I usually hear. It is so much fun to hear a song played a new way.