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JEROME SABBAGH / GREG TUOHEY GROUP

✔️ BLUE MONDAY
BAR BORSA
LUNEDÌ 23 OTTOBRE, ore 22
JEROME SABBAGH / GREG TUOHEY GROUP

Jerome Sabagh tenor (Sax)
Greg Thuoey (Guitar)
Joe Martin (Contrabbasso)
Kusch Abadey (Batteria)

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Back in 1995, saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh and guitarist Greg Tuohey were recent international transplants in New York City — Sabbagh from Paris, France, Tuohey, from Auckland, New Zealand. They both threw themselves into the city’s vibrant scene, playing with talented peers like Mark Turner, Ben Monder, Ari Hoenig, and many more. Along with bassist Matt Penman and drummer Darren Beckett (international transplants themselves), Sabbagh and Tuohey formed the collaborative group Flipside, releasing an acclaimed eponymous album on Naxos in 1998.

After the release of that album, however, the pair went their separate ways musically, while remaining close personally. Sabbagh went on to record a string of highly regarded solo albums and played with drummer Paul Motian and the legendary drummer’s final Village Vanguard shows. Tuohey mostly left the New York jazz world, working as a session and touring guitarist for rock groups, including indie singer-songwriter Joe Pug. In 2010, Tuohey returned to improvised music and released his debut album as a leader, First, in 2013.

Tuohey and Sabbagh have now reconnected musically to form a quartet that showcases their own original compositions. The top notch rhythm section consists of the sought after bassist Joe Martin, currently playing in the quartets of Mark Turner and Chris Potter and a member of Jerome Sabbagh’s quartet for 12 years, and the great young drummer Kush Abadey, who has been making a name for himself playing with Ravi Coltrane, Wallace Roney and many others.

Check their effortlessly-swinging and unapologetically-catchy tune “Vintage,” performed live at Smalls, below: