Friday 18 Apr
 
 

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.

twistedrootgallery.com

208-4288

$10

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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.

thebluenotelounge.com

600-1166

$5

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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.

acm-uco.com

974-4700

$5-$8

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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House

$5

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Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.

diamondballroom.net

677-9169

$24-$29

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Harry Connick Jr. — In Concert on Broadway


Connick is on fire, and his band plays like maniacs.

Stephen Carradini March 2nd, 2011

Do you miss the era where Frank Sinatra was the biggest thing around? Do you pine over the days when the musical was king in pop culture? Are you already a fan of Harry Connick Jr., who apparently never left those days?

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If the answer to any of these questions is yes, “Harry Connick Jr. in Concert on Broadway” needs to be in your collection.

It’s exactly what it sounds like: Connick sings show tunes from the good ol’ days on Broadway (he extols “Guys and Dolls” as a perfect musical before belting out “My Time of Day / I’ve Never Been in Love Before”). The members of his big band and orchestra play their fingers off (especially in the triumphant “Take Her to the Mardi Gras,” which is part of a frenzied and fantastic third-act turn toward New Orleans jazz). People cheer exuberantly; Connick beams (you can almost hear it, for real).

Having had some experience with musicals in my day, this was a blast to listen to. Connick is in brilliant form, using his voice commandingly and fitting in to the large sound created by his band. The aforementioned final third is the best part of the disc, as the band  feeds Connick’s presence with their power. Connick is on fire when he really gets roaring, and it’s impressive.

So if you’re in the mood for some N’awlins jazz or musical standards by someone who really believes in them, pick this one up. It will not disappoint you. If you want to check it out before you buy it, the concert that this 15-song CD was culled from is playing on PBS’ “Great Performances” tonight. It’s worth your time. —Stephen Carradini

 
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