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October 23, 2014
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Music to my ears

Jen Franklin, farm manager at Skytop Farm, invited me to photograph a number of new foals, including three-day-old “B Cozy,” seen here with a very attentive mom.


Still whistling a happy tune, I made my way to Narrowsburg, NY and the DVAA (www.artsalliancesite.org) “Salon Series” presentation of Jazzmosis at the Krause Recital Hall. Having heard that these guys were “not to be missed” turned out to be true as Executive Director Elaine Giguere introduced band leader Greg Fiske (sax), Steve Schwartz (guitar), Tom Volpe (bass) and Mike Cervone (drums) to the sold-out crowd that turned out to show their support of the four guys who “explore and create a sound that has the energy of rock, the improvisational spark of jazz and the element of surprise that can go in any direction” (www.Facebook.com/Jazzmosis). All of the guys are accomplished to a fault and play off of each other with great verve and style, but drummer Cervone deserves a shout-out for his impressive skills that wowed the crowd. Wishing that the same audience of music lovers had been in Hawley the night before, I made sure to tell everyone about Harmony Presents and their offerings on the other side of the river, before I left the building, humming, singing and feeling just plain good. Springtime in the Catskills? It’s like music to my ears.