Patricia Barber is doing two shows with Earthwise Productions in February, the 13th at Mitchell Park Center and Saturday, February 15 at a to be announced location that will be in Marin or Sonoma Counties, but not Mill Valley or San Rafael. Both events are on sale at EventBrite.
Earthwise (I am talking about myself in third person, but that’s okay, it’s my blog) produced a Patricia Barber Trio show at Cubberley Community Center Theatre in 1995.
I flew out to Denver earlier this year to catch Patty’s show at Dazzle and advance this notion.
In the interim, Barber was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, released a new cd, Higher, was featured in Downbeat by Lily O’Brian and there was, sadly, another fire in the North Bay — we had discussed, me and her agent, Reggie, doing the same type of twinned dates for October — but Patty declined because she was concerned about the chance of fire. How prophetic!
Terry and I – -TMW – Terry my wife — the artist Terry Acebo Davis – had made two trips to Sea Ranch this year and initially thought of bringing Patricia Barber Trio with us — but that’s likely a bridge too far.
TK the list of other winners of AAAS this year.
Meanwhile, I have a great little Dave Douglas show this year. For the record, the Downbeat I have open my lap, with CMS on the cover, the critics poll, lists Dave Douglas #TK in trumpet and #TK overall as a jazz musician, and Patricia TK on piano (of course, she also sings and writes and is a member of The Academy of Arts and Sciences, did i mention). Dave is #6 producer (behind Manfred Eicher), Number 9 trumpet (Ambrose Akinmusire), and #15 overall Jazz Artist (Cecile McLorin Salvant).
I’m also meaning to make a list of auspicies for today’s show: Stan Musial birthday, the Dayton accord, you know.
Also, I have a monologue to revise or rehearse for an intro about meeting Dave at Trisha Brown Dance at Stanford about 20 years ago, plus his Frisell story.
come on by.
Plasty style, or earthwise.
ps here’s a very meta comment — i used to tag more things “platos republic” meaning policy or government even if it merely referenced my concert series — my thing about arts being a trace element of Democracy and all that. As if on cue, in the last sentence I was greeted by a City Staffer named Cash Alee who said something about — he was joking — accepting a quid pro quo a cup of coffee for being able to park in the mayor’s stall under city hall. Ok, now I really am going to tag “Platos republic”. also: “ethniceities” which means “Jewish” in that today is also the annivesary of the miracle known today as Hannukah in 164 BCE, meaning 2019 plus 164 years ago — i’m doing this in my head 2,183 years ago.
In a two hours I am leaving to fetch Dave Douglas, Clarence Penn and Jeff Parker from SFO. Sounds like a story.
Tickets are still available for Dave Douglas Engage, plus Patricia Barber in February twice.
I’m ju[ming around but All music lists Douglas as leader for 48 cds and credits 575 which by their methods could means as many as four on one work, for trumpet, composer, producer, arranger.
I was tracking down something that popped up in this fit of work research ponder (WRP ‘worp’???), a re-issue or first issue or historical of a Don Cherry set called Home Boy Sister Out — who is on that? 1985 or so???
Ok, i”m also going to publicly apologize in advance that Clarence Penn — who has a lot of credits I was noticing the other night at the studio warehouse of our sound vendor — to Clarence Penn that although his rider asks for a set of black hand towels I don’t think I can get to Target or Walmarts for such and therefore he will just have to sweat it out or use one of our clean towels from the cabinet.