Last night’s Space Exchange at the T-Bird featured Canadian jazz quartet, the Lina Allemano Four. It was a refreshing break from the normal projects of Opie, Throck, Parker, & Booth and, in keeping with all other Space Exchange shows, there was no charge to get in, although I definitely would have paid a couple of bucks to see this group.
Having arrived late after leaving the Pirates game, I still managed to catch a few tunes, as well as couple of Lina’s little stories between songs which kept the vibe light and positive. Mike Shanley of the City Paper wrote a nice article about the quartet in this week’s edition.
The first tune I caught was a newer piece called “Middle Finger”, which according to Allemano is dedicated to the mayor of Toronto (I’m pretty sure it was Toronto). Here’s a video of that performance. Enjoy!