We got to see the Nate Smith Quartet (with Christian McBride, Marquis Hill and Geoffrey Keezer) at Keystone Korner in Baltimore.
I have been a fan of Nate Smith for years, he’s one of my favorite drummers. I feel so lucky that we got to see him play with these guy in such an intimate setting. It was a fantastic show, and the food was as good as when we saw John Scofield. We managed to get a high-top table for two, with a great view.
Nate played some pretty straight ahead stuff to start with, and worked his way to a super strong finish in his tight, strong style at the end. I love it. His signature snare sounded sublime, too.
It was a fantastic performance by all four.