Category Archives: jazz

skronk, swing, miles davis, ornette, john ellis, my list of 1,001 sax players, new artists on tour, people who book their own tour but will talk to me for 45 minutes when i cold call, nina simone “save me…yeah” project, compositions, instruments, artists, recordings, labels and people

555 new trumpet players

Aaron Mutchler • Aaron Shragge • ABQ • Adam O’Farrill • Afro Brass Assembly • Ahmed Abdullah • Alejandro Berti • Alicia Rau • Allison Philips • Ambrose Akinmusire • Amir El Saffar • Amy Horvey • Andrew Oom • … Continue reading

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‘Philadelphia Freedom’, The Philadelphia Experiment — Ahmir Thompson, Christian McBride, Uri Caine VS ‘Bright Mississippi’ by Monk Quartet

I’ve been thinking about Monk.BLUF Not sure my tech devices get me any closer to the urban or southrern or blacker essenses of these jazz places, from my insular and easy suburban shelter and place. Still trying to train my … Continue reading

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TK: ‘Helen Sung ‘In Walked Bud’ VS Connie Han ‘If I Should Lose You’ ‘

Here’s a hint to where this is going: although I had noticed her name in the picks of the week in the Friday Times, and that she was on Sunnyside, I did not start to follow jazz pianist Helen Sung … Continue reading

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Thinking about Jeff Parker’s mother for 3 minutes on my 56th birthday while sitting in a diner trying to not hear monsters and men in the House system, awaiting corned beef hash and eggs, sipping coffee and NOT at the gym

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Or: Suite For Max Brown 2020 International Anthem Nonesuch VS “tell her that I miss our little talks” 2011

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Coming soon: CJ Chenier at Mitchell Park, with Dartmouth Coast Orchestra and MC Lars

onsale right about now edit to add, March 9 — Dartmouth College has cancelled the spring tour of its jazz band and therefore their appearance at Palo Alto. McLArs follwed suit, but is asking to be rescheduled, likely as a … Continue reading

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Montgomery VS Vallejo

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Double augers 2020 foresight

Firstly: Alabama receiver catches perfect pass for long touchdown in bowl game versus Jim Harbaugh of The Harbaugina monologue on first play of game. Segundo: Craig Wedge Matsumoto on Miles Okazaki solo guitar version of Monk Bemsha “shwing!!!” Great post, … Continue reading

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January 25, 2020: piano shootout Mona Golabek (TheatreWorks at MVPAC) VS Marta Sanchez ( Earthwise at The Mitch)

One is a one-woman show about a real-life story involving someone who fled the Nazis and then had a daughter or two daughters in the arts and probably cost 50 bucks for 90 minutes*.   The other is a piano … Continue reading

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Matt Nelson a Gunn grad does the sax solo in Tune-yARdS ‘Who ARe yoU’ vs Dave Rempis from Chicago Alto solo last week in my Earthwise music series at Palo Alto Arts

Ok it’s actually Dave Rempis w Tim Perkis (Larry, Mad, Darren not shown) I don’t know, is there a video of Matt playing with Merrill? Here is rempis et al:

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Times Times on our side for January jazz show with Marta Sanchez

Gionvanni Russonello of The New York Times tapped Marta Sanchez (appearing in Earthwise Productions Welcomes show at Mitchell Park January 25) as one of his ten jazz highlights for 2019. Previously, he had included last month a track from her … Continue reading

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