This club is a bit unusual in that it is situated on the second floor of an upscale Park Avenue hotel, an open-plan room overlooking the lobby below. The band is always acoustic, which makes for a very intimate and warm experience for the audience.
Mark’s choice of music - from obscure standards to his own harmonically rich originals - was challenging, yet natural and balanced. I love playing with Mark, Jay and Matt. I have played with each of them many times in different settings, but never together as a quartet. It felt comfortable and warm, like slipping back into the bathtub after getting out to answer the phone.
A friend, Shelley, caught a little of the set on video, which can be seen here.