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  • Live Blog: Jenny Scheinman at the Village Vanguard 10.29.08

    October 29, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Village Vanguard Sign, Dusk 10.29.08

    See some photos.

    8:00pm
    Jenny Scheinman is celebrating the release of her album, Crossing the Field, with a quartet tonight - Jason Moran at the piano, Greg Cohen on bass, and Rudy Royston on drums.  The band rehearsed for two hours yesterday afternoon, then played two sets for opening night.  So expect a fairly cohesive unit for tonight's show.

    8:20pm
    Jenny is setting up onstage.  Getting ready for a nice show.

    9:04pm
    Jenny Scheinman opens with "American Dipper" - male version - from an earlier recording, Shalagaster.

    9:12pm
    American Dipper is North America's only truly aquatic songbird.

    9:14pm
    Jenny calls "Albert," and she calls saxophonist Albert Ayler a great melodicist.  I can hear that.

    9:17pm
    Band segues into "Through the Dark."  Greg Cohen is the go-to guy in this band.

    9:24pm
    "That's Delight," from the new album, Crossing the Field.

    9:33pm
    "The Frog" could be a cool pop tune.  I love the way this song evolves.  And Greg Cohen is such an outstanding bassist.  Such a complete musician.

    9:40pm
    This beautiful ballad called "Sleeping in the Aquifer."  Nice imagery.

    9:53pm
    After playing a new original, "Bray," Scheinman launches into "Hard Sole Shoe," from the new recording.  After a piano intro from Jason Moran, the groove is in the house.

    9:58pm
    We end the set with "Born Into This."  Autobiographical, Ms. Scheinman???