Live at The Cooperage


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Jazz for a Sunday Afternoon

Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, New York

Kazzrie Jaxen / Charley Krachy Quintet Kazzrie on Grand Piano  Charley on Tenor Sax Gary Levy on Alto Sax Don Messina on Bass Dayeon Seok on Drums      

$20 at door


Jazz at the Mall

Jazz at the Mall, 650 Lee Blvd, Yorktown Heights, NY

Come by the food court on the upper level at 2pm on Saturday July 13 and July 20.   Gary Levy - Alto Sax Lou Stelluti - Bass Charley Krachy - Tenor Sax


CD Release Concert

Continental Village Clubhouse, 49 Highland Drive, Cortland Manor/Garrison, NY

Woody Mann Guitar & Vocals Charley Krachy  Tenor Sax Meet & Greet, wine & cheese after the concert

A JAZZ DUET New Artists Records (NA1007)  Liz Gorrill*/Charley Krachy: A JAZZ DUET " . . . she slam dances between registers with such aplomb that her duets with Krachy occasionally remind you not only of Tristano and Marsh, but of Cecil Taylor and Jimmy Lyons. In other words, "A Jazz Duet" summons up memories of piano-and-saxophone duets you only THINK you've heard - testimony to its power. ” - Francis Davis June 1991

— The Village Voice

. . . they work well together . . . this music displays the courage of its aesthetic convictions, and it's a welcome antidote to all the faceless neo-bop and fuzak which seem to constitute about 90% of recent jazz releases."         ” - Bill Tilland Nov/Dec 1990

— Option Magazine

. . . for all the individuality and freedom of movement, there's a strong, confident sense of direction in the work of both players . . . it's a demanding and creative performance." ” - Lois Moody

— Ottawa Citizen April 1991

  . . . I love this CD, I've been playing it constantly for days, and I'd walk on my knees through the snow to see this duo play live."                ” - Camper-Mann


The two instrumental voices merge satisfyingly on "317 East 32nd Street" where Gorrill *offers not only a bass line, but also apt commentary for the saxophonist in cleverly obscured "Out Of Nowhere" territory. Most of the structures are familiar, but they merely serve as secure foundations for daring improvisation. Dynamics are important in such intimate music, and Liz Gorrill's variety of touch becomes an essential ingredient in ensuring that the performances move through many layers and engender subtle shifts of mood. With all its complexity, the music maintains a momenturm and inner logic that is a tribute to the participants. "How High The Moon," that perennial jazz racer, has its character reversed by a slow, reflective treatment in which no pet licks are used to escape hatches. A most stimulating set, at its best, perhaps, when the duo swings unselfconciously and with considerable exhilaration on "My Melancholy Baby." Mark Gardner Jazz Journal, July 1991” - Mark Gardner

— Jazz Journal July 1991

*Liz Gorrill is now known as Kazzrie Jaxen”
Krachy, Fite and DirkeSWEET FULFILLMENT(NA1019CD) ...a veritable spine tingler!...a series of absolutely world-class improvisations." -  ” - Bjarne Moelv

— Folket