The Jazzcat

Dwight Trible at Cabrini's

by on Jan.22, 2005, under News


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Vibe. Cabrini’s has the décor and ambiance that is lit

perfectly where arts, music and creativity are free to thrive. Cabrini’s has

only been in existence for a few years but has only been open to the public for

about four months. It seems like it will be an extremely hip place for coffee,

cocktails, music and conversation.

 image Joshua Speigelman video

Tonight, Dwight Trible, one of LA’s most amazing vocal

talents, is here to perform with his sextet( Click picture at the top of the page for video). Joshua Spiegelman and Derf Reklaw

begin the set with an incredible duo of Eastern and African sounds that open up

the vortex of percussion and woodwinds that cause the spirit of the music to rain

down and splash our musical souls. The texture, the colors, the mood and warm

feeling of being in a place where the musical universe rises and hovers above

its wanting subjects is seems to be the vibe.

 image Derf Reklaw Video

Dwight Trible, conduit of peace, love, soul, sprit and jazz

music that speaks. The air is thick and the walls are filled with the

enchanting sounds of Trane, Africa, the

motherland and “A Love Supreme”

 image John Rangel Video

Inside, my body is screaming! All I can do is close my eyes

and float like a buoy with the musical ebbs and flows in the spiritual sea of

music. I get so connected to a universe, a paradise, a land of milk and honey

where love is overflowing and jazz music rules the land. The band is so

grounded, so rich with flavor that they are literally a cognitive time machine.

 image Kevin O'Neal video

It makes me think back to 1967 when John Coltrane performed

in a church in a neighborhood where all were able to attend and witness the connection

of the spirit and the music. The combination of jazz and spirit is so humbling.

This purity allows you to go deep inside yourself and find that which your life

has been missing, especially in this crazy ass world that we live in. When you

find it, the idea is to go forth and shed some light on you fellow sisters and

brothers. If these cats were on the battlefield, fighting would cease, the

world would behold a universal sound of love and begin to heal.

 image Dexter Story

I have seen these cats play so many times and I am

enchanted, spiritually romanced and enlightened with love each and every time.

However, no matter how beautiful the music gets, sometimes there are those who

just don’t get it. I sat up close but, a little further back in this small

quaint space were a few lost souls. The only vibrations that they received were

the ones emanating from the movement of mandibles. Dwight had to stop in the

middle of a tune to give an etiquette lesson on the roles and relationships

that musicians and the audience play during performances. The key word here is

“RESPECT”. Aretha and all other artist at least request that from the audience,

even if a few don’t get it. In return, you will be kindly rewarded with life

lasting musical experiences. Instead the set had to end early; the band packed

their instruments and vacated the premises. The mandibles won but, perhaps in

the future, the symbiosis of performers and audience will come together and

have Cabrini’s put its face on the map of entertainment in Los Angeles.

LeRoy Downs

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