Widmaier and his quartet at
Van Dyke Café
that sparkled in sounds and
Miami Beach, May 31, 2007
energy and dynamism that emanate from this
quartet is a mighty convincing testimony
that the old-new trend called "Kreyòl Jazz"
in the Haitian musical experience is more
than ever alive and has definitely engraved
its footprints in many Haitian minds. The
gathering that happened on Thursday, May
31, 2007 at the Van Dyke Café in Miami Beach
around Mushi and his musicians seemed to
me a pledge of support of his music, of
course, but also a remarkable gesture to
embrace this movement geared toward the
renaissance of our music.
The audience composed of jazz aficionados
and music amateurs bonded so well that it
allowed the pianist to shape the night in
three full sets with two breaks where the
musicians could chat with their fans. The
repertoire contained essentially pieces
from the latest Mushi's CD, "My World" and
as well as some new materials of the same
I was pleasantly surprised by the playing
of bassist Dony Felix who brought his own
crowd that could not stay quiet in the back
of the room. Trumpet player Jean Caze delivered
a great expected performance as well as
Mushy who, as usual exhibited an astonishing
mastery of his keyboards. There was also
this young drummer (19) named Havel (to
be watched) who played alternatively with
Joel W.: incredibly talented with an amazing
drive… Nice night… Great music… Good food!
Looking forward to the next one Mr. Staco!
Alphonse Piard, Jr.
May 31, 2007