“The tall, shaven-headed Damon Brown is a well-known figure in Europe, his trumpet and long-gauge flugelhorn a well-known and welcome sound in Paris, Barcelona and other jazz-friendly cities for years. Only back home in London is he taken for granted, a curious and regrettable state of affairs. On a good night he is one of the world's finest players, and last night was such a one. Fluent, impassioned and technically superb - unlike most of his rivals, including the highly-rated Kenny Wheeler, Guy Barker and Steve Fishwick, Damon never splits a note - he produced a series of swinging and shapely solos that had the crowded venue in the palm of his hand.” - Jack Massarik, London Evening Standard. Chris Eldred makes his East Side debut tonight. Chris held the piano chair in NYJO for 4 years.