I saw a number of friends' bands over the last couple of weeks and thought I'd give them all reviews and plugs. Spanglish Fly, Feb 19, Rose, Brooklyn -- I've known the leader of Spanglish Fly, trumpeter Jonathan Goldman, for about eight years as he played on the corporate softball team I coached. He led a New Orleans style jazz band for a few years, then lived in New Orleans for a few years and came back and formed this band. These guys are bringing back the boogaloo sounds of Spanish Harlem in the 1960s and 70s mixing mambo, soul, latin jazz, and funk typified by supergroups like the Fania All-Stars. They're playing live a lot and are highly recommended! See link above for schedule. Continue reading "February Live Music Reviews"