Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Peter Brainin at The Fat Cat

What is a live music fan doing in a pool hall? The Fat Cat is a large billiards hall in the West Village which also has ample tables for ping pong, shuffleboard and foosball as well as booths for checkers, chess and scrabble. Live music fans will locate, off to one side, a space, not a stage, for performances by some of the best local jazz musicians.

I caught Bronx-born Peter Brainin playing fine saxophone and clarinet with his instrumental Latin jazz combo tonight. The music was so good that it inspired several couples to find floor space for dancing in the pool hall.