Monthly Archives: November 2012
Mike Dillon’s music is not your granddaddy’s bebopping, finger-snapping, shades and beret, too-cool-for-school jazz. via Flagstaff Live.
WITH a good first set and a superlative second, Roger Beaujolais showed why he ranks highly amongst the worlds greats jazz vibraphone players. via Review: The Roger Beaujolais Quartet, The Victory Club, Cheltenham | This is Gloucestershire.
a rare and inspiring find, generating as much if not more than heat and inventiveness as some of the more padded out ensembles on this year’s line up via Nicolas Simion Group + Duo Plus, Rich Mix, London Jazz Festival.
for more than 45 years, the rolling hills of the Palouse have echoed with swing, bebop, smooth, fusion and other jazz styles each February when the isolated burg of Moscow becomes Jazz Town USA thanks to the University of Idaho’s … Continue reading
Harris’ recordings include “A Cloud of Red Dust” 1998, “Black Action Figure” 1999, and recently, “Urbanus” 2009. His 2006 release “African Tarantella: Dances with Duke” featured his arrangements of compositions by Duke Ellington. Harris also is a member of the … Continue reading
Two of my favorite vibraphone artists on one concert. This video features Bobby Hutcherson & Joe Locke performing on a concert called “Homage to Milt Jackson” at the 2007 Jazz Baltica Festival. via “Homage to Milt Jackson” – Bag’s Groove … Continue reading
Give the Bass Player Some: Ron Carter & Esperanza Spalding Top 77th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll « Between the Grooves with Philip Booth
Veteran bassist Ron Carter and young bassist-singer Esperanza Spalding, a Grammy-winning star, grabbed the top spots in this year’s DownBeat Readers Poll via Give the Bass Player Some: Ron Carter & Esperanza Spalding Top 77th Annual DownBeat Readers Poll « … Continue reading
The hard-swinging trio of Donald Harrison, Ron Carter, and Billy Cobham first demonstrated its strong chemistry and affinity for standards on its 2004 recording, Heroes via Blue Note New York Performance Schedule.
Ron Carter is not only a legendary jazz bassist, but he is also an educator, composer and role model, according to Editorial Manager for the Center for Performing Arts John Mark Rafacz. via Ron Carter to perform in Schwab at … Continue reading
Stuck in a hotel room in Colorado last week, Ron Carter was not happy with Hurricane Sandy. “I’m just trying to get through the day. It’s tough,” he said. “All of us had plans in New York.” via Ron Carter … Continue reading