It’s a jazz double-header for returning Fishman

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Howard Fishman has been in the studio so long, his fans may have feared he put down the guitar for good.

But finally, after 18 months of putting together three new albums, the Williamsburg jazz man is back where he belongs: on two Brooklyn stages, on consecutive nights to boot.

This month, you can find Fishman at two of his local stomping grounds: Pete’s Candy Store in Williamsburg on April 29 and Barbes in Park Slope on April 30.

Fishman has long-standing relationships with both – he has played Barbes regularly for the past four years, and he had a three-year Thursday night resident at Pete’s up until about five years ago.

“They’re like playing my living room,” said Fishman, who leans on jazz, pop, gospel and country in his music. “They’re never high-pressure shows, in a relaxed environment. I like to use them as places to do experiment­ing.”

That will include pulling from his latest albums, which have backdrops in New Orleans, Romania and Brooklyn. All three are coming out this year, with the first — “Better Get Right,” featuring Fishman backed by a New Orleans brass band — out next month.

Despite his usual frequency at these Brooklyn venues, no one show is the same, said Fishman.

“Every one of my shows is pretty different,” said the musician. “It’s never the same band, never the same set list. I like to keep it fresh that way.”

Three albums in one year will certainly help with that.

Howard Fishman at Pete’s Candy Store [709 Lorimer St. near Richardson Street, (718) 302-3770] April 29 at 10 pm, and at Barbes [376 Ninth St. at Sixth Avenue, (718) 965-9177] April 30 at 10 pm.

Updated 5:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Joey from Clinton Hills says:
That's Jazz? I thought it was hillbilly music.
April 20, 2010, 10:44 am

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