Guilhem Flouzat, Portraits (Sunnyside) Ari Hoenig, The Pauper & The Magician (AH-HA) Myra Melford & Ben Goldberg, Dialogue (BAG) Mike Moreno, Lotus (World Culture) Aruán Ortiz Trio, Hidden Voices (Intakt) Jeremy Pelt, #Jiveculture (HighNote) Tom Rainey Trio, Hotel Grief (Intakt Records) Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Charlie (5Passion) Sam Sadigursky, Follow the Stick (BJU) Dave Scott Quintet, Brooklyn Aura (SteepleChase)
Yesterday my mom and dad celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Here’s my tribute to them — an overdubbed guitar arrangement of The Everly Brothers’ “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” which was their song back in the day. Happy Anniversary mom & dad [click link]
Dear Diana, Yesterday was hard. About a hundred of us gathered for your memorial, and spoke of how you touched our lives in so many ways. We are wounded. But even from where you are, you’re bringing people together. It was so good to connect with dear Julie, Jess, Angela, the gang from Rivington Street. And your mom and dad,
Trumpeter Bill Dixon has died at age 84. I’m extremely grateful to have seen him several times in New York in recent years. And to have written about his final* release, Tapestries for Small Orchestra. (*My colleague Hank Shteamer notes that Dixon’s final release is the double LP Weight/Counterweight. Apologies.) One performance I heard was with a quartet at the
Great event on Monday! The results are in, and photos, more photos and dispatches are up at JJA News. More coverage and commentary in the days to come. Patrick of A Blog Supreme has some reflections here.
Ok, ready? Last night’s Undead Jazzfest, or at least the parts that I saw: Trippy electronica opener with visuals from Graham Haynes and Hardedge, nice way to ease into it at Le Poisson Rouge. Tight modernism from Kneebody tenor saxist Ben Wendel with Gerald Clayton on Rhodes, Nir Felder on guitar, Ben Street on bass, Dan Weiss on drums —
In the new Philadelphia Weekly: Brass, Skins & Strings Collective Fri., June 11, 9pm. $10 ($8 advance). With Doug Hirlinger’s Waveform Razorback. Moonstone Arts Center, 110 S. 13th St. 215.735.9600 www.moonstoneartscenter.org Philly is lucky to have a number of highly skilled musicians who perform on the streets when they’re not busy with other projects. Over a dozen of them have