By RICK BROWN, Yard Light Media
KEARNEY – Dani Rabin understands a valuable way to learn about progressive jazz.
“If you immerse yourself enough in the music, you start to learn the vocabulary,” said the Chicago guitarist. “If you go to New Orleans and listen to the music long enough, you’ll understand it eventually.”
He thinks that most casual jazz fans know little about what makes music fascinating, just as most Led Zeppelin fans don’t know why they love this music. But they do. And that’s where the magic comes in.
Rabin has added a stop to perform at The Other Side in Kearney as part of his band, Marbin’s tour. The band will perform at 9 p.m. Monday.
The core of the group formed in Israel in 2007 when Rabin met saxophonist Danny Markovich. They moved to the United States and settled in the Chicago area where they released their first album in 2009, creating the band’s name by adding the first three letters of Markovitch’s name to the last three letters of Rabin’s name: MAR + BIN.
Marbin has performed at top venues across the country and at festivals across the country including The Jazz Showcase, Frozen Dead Guy Days, Magic Bag, Gilly’s, Andy’s Jazz Club, Green Mill, and Chicago Jazz Festival. In 2011, the group toured the East Coast and Midwest with super fusion group Scott Henderson, Mike Clark and Jeff Berlin.