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Central Park Sessions: Chicago Yestet, Major Vistas, Jon Cleary (free)

  • Central Park 202 South Ingersoll Street Madison, WI, 53703 United States (map)
Major Vistas.

Major Vistas.

This edition of the Central Park Sessions spans jazz and blues, with a bit of hip-hop mixed in. The Chicago Yestet is a big, effusive outfit from Chicago that teams up with Madison MC Rob Dz to create a dynamic combination of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and spoken-word performance. Madison trio Major Vistas' 2016 album Minor Anthems combines guitar, drums, and a variety of keyboard sounds to create instrumentals that embrace the improvisational sensibilities and harmonic complexities of jazz, but also subtle influences from rock and electronic music. Bringing yet another dimension to this bill is pianist Jon Cleary, who's been a workhorse in New Orleans blues and R&B circles for decades and just recently finished his first solo album, Live At Chickie Wah Wah. —Scott Gordon

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