Monday, March 24, 2014 is a day to remember. Especially for those who were fortunate enough to be at York College in Jamaica, NY for the 75th anniversary of the Blue Note Record Label featuring the Epistrophy Ensemble. The event was held in the lobby of York College's Performing Arts Center and the music was beautiful.
The exciting musical event started with John Coltrane's Blue Train, and continued With Dexter Gordon's Cheesecake with a tenor sax feature by Omar Daniels. Followed by that was John Coltrane's Lazy Bird featuring alto sax player Carl Bartlett Jr.
Other notable songs were Horace Silver's Song for my Father, Freddy Hubbard's Up a Jump Spring and Wayne Shorter's Speak No Evil just to name a few.
What was great about the event was that it was more than just the music but also featured educational components about the Blue Note Records itself including the who, what, when, where and why about the label. The sound, the atmosphere, the knowledge; awesome!