A CD launch at Rockwood Music Hall! For the past few years, each Tuesday night, Mona's Hot Four (the core group being founder Dennis Lichtman (clarinet), Gordon Webster (piano), Nick Russo (guitar/banjo) and Jared Engel on bass) begin a jam session in a small discreet bar on the Lower East Side. Space is at a premium, but that doesn't seem to discourage those who want to hang out and listen, and those who want to sit in and play the trad jazz that so many seem to love. The atmosphere is high energy, with a sense of anticipation as to who might sit in next, and the jam goes on until the wee hours of the morning. This CD was recorded live during one of those jam sessions, and features a number of top class musicians.
For more information about Mona's Hot Four and to purchase any of their CDs, please see http://www.dennislichtman.com/