Peter Bernstein/Reuben Rogers at Mezzrow - nyc, Dec 21

  • photography by Clara Pereira / text by Filipe Freitas

Two felines in the art of playing jazz, the prominent guitarist, Peter Bernstein, and the outstanding bass player, Reuben Rogers, gathered on Mezzrow’s small stage to delight us with a set of well-chosen standards. The performance emphasized some of the most recognizable tunes from the inimitable pianist Thelonious Monk, which were explored with vision, perspective, and a gratifying good taste.

The appealing, soulful sound of the duo was capable of surprising through escalating chord progressions, groovy bass lines, and admirable solos.