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Benefit Band @ Barbes

  DSC04579 I ended my day of music last night with some badass new wave jazz from the Benefit Band at Barbes, which this year is an official venue for the CareFusion Jazz Festival. Chris Speed, who writes the music, played a mean tenor, but Oscar Noriega on alto was a total beast, blowing like a man possessed, especially on the closing Ornette Coleman cover. Also killer were Trevor Dunn on bass and Jim Black on drums. (More pics below.)