Tune in next Thursday morning, July 1, @ 10:00a.m., when trombone player, Joe Maize & a couple of the fellas from the To Be Continued Brass Band will join me in the studio. We'll be talking about what's going on with the music on the street, & of course, play some music.
Dafnis Prieto's Si o Si Quartet with Peter Apfelbaum were spectacular openers on the last day of the 12th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Sunday June 13th. Prieto's tremendous change of pace, brilliant rhythms, tonal perfection made you forget at times he is a drummer --- and when he did a racing 'SCAT' that was reminiscent of South Indian vocal ragas, he brought the house down.
The poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca hit home once again after seeing Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca at Le Petit Theatre. The guitars, the voices, the poses, the pain, they were all there in front of me, beautifully alive in the performance.