Club “Nublu” by Hikaru
No one can define what Jazz is, because Jazz is formed from a lot of elements, and should be like that.
That’s why people think Jazz is difficult to understand. But Everyone can feel something from Jazz.
I can feel spirituality from Pharoah Sanders’ blowing saxophone, can feel coolness from Mile’s trumpet,
but sometimes I can feel tired of complexity of the sound. Then, I go to Nublu to refresh myself.
Nublu is located at 62 Avenue C between 4/5th street, East Village. Manhattan. In there, people play many forms of Jazz. If you suppose Jazz is old-fashioned, they’ll tell you Jazz is always transforming into Soul, House, Technno and Hip-Hop. Then, We can find Neo-Jazz in there, which is gigged by young talented Jazzmen.
I remember the director (Ilhan Ersahin) of Nublu is Turkish. He also has his band called Nublu Orchestra, somehow, whose sound is close to Eastern one. That’s why I feel familiarity with Nublu. When I listened to his orchestra, he played his piano and saxophone, and his playing was very modest, quiet but passionate. How could I believe that? The man who completely rode on his groove kept his calmness! I can’t forget his saxophone really blew my mind in that night! Ilhan Ersahin plays every month and also has regular party, in which many fantastic DJs also play worldwide dance tunes.