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MUSIC 506 Yoshi’s May 6: Battle of the Combos The performance at Yoshi’s was very entertaining. The vibe of the crowd was invigorating, but at the same time refreshing. People were there to have a good time and I did not leave disappointed. The first band to open was the Generations band, which was truly a treat because I had watched them previously at SFSU and it was a pleasure to see the veterans back at it again. As before, Jimmy Cobb was on drums, David Hazeltine on piano, Ray Drummond on bass, Jeremy Pelt on trumpet, Eric Alexander on tenor saxophone, and Professor Andrew Speight on alto saxophone. The attractive part about this band is that they combine showmanship qualities of three jazz generations into one harmonic symphony. My favorite besides the professor is Jimmy Cobb, who I know is a living legend having played with Miles Davis on Kind of Blue, just because of the energy he brings to the group, showing to me that the ‘old timers’ still got it! Overall, my favorite composition from the Generations band was
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