“The extended salsa-influenced opening of ‘Don’t Ask Me Why’ was a welcome twist, as were the jazzy trumpet solos from Carl Fischer in ‘Big Man on Mulberry Street’ and ‘Zanzibar.'”… (Glen Gamboa, Newsday)


By: Glen Gamboa

Billy Joel opened his groundbreaking run as a Madison Square Garden franchise like a defending champion.
After all, he already holds The Garden record for the most sold-out shows in a single run for his 12 concerts in 2006. His monthly residency, which started Monday night and is already essentially sold out through September, is set to continue as long as the public is interested, Joel says.

For the full review from Glen: http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/music/backstage-pass-1.811987/billy-joel-launches-madison-square-garden-residency-1.6892310