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Concertreview2 - Steimel 1 On November 30, 2007, I traveled...

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Steimel 1 On November 30, 2007, I traveled to the Smithsonian of Natural History, which houses the Smithsonian Jazz Café in its basement, to see a performance by John Bollenback and his band, who were celebrating the release of his new album, Invocation 1 . At this performance, Paul Bollenback played the guitar in his band, while Lenny Rob plays drums, James King played bass, and Chris McNulty sang. The band performed eight songs, including “Invocation”, “I Should Care”, and Dave Brubeck’s “In Your Own Sweet Way”. I chose to write my paper about “I Should Care”, which came out in 2006 on Chris McNulty’s Whisper the Heart . Paul Bollenback was the executive producer of this album and he played electric guitar and nylon string in this song 2 . Bollenback’s guitar skills were described as “ranging from a pristine, acoustic sounding twanginess to a fluid yet clearly-defined plugged-in ethos,” in a review by the prestigious College Music Journal 3 . Invocation is Bollenback’s sixth album as a jazz band leader, and he has performed on many other albums 4 . Although this was my first jazz concert, I do not think that the Smithsonian Jazz Café is the best place to see a jazz concert. I was seated about thirty to forty feet from the stage in the back half of the room. A lot of people seemed to not care about the music and there was too much talking and moving, which I found to be very distracting from the
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