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Sad. And strangely arousing at the same time. If I didn't know anything about music, I might buy it...
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2012 on Image Krall at THE GIG
This is an area of scholarship not widely talked about but I feel very important because it shows that jazz musicians can be "relevant." One musician I wanted to single out that you failed to mention is Casey Benjamin. Casey is pretty much a whole scene unto himself. Not only is he a remarkable saxophone player but he leads a double life as a singer and uses the vocoder to produce electro R&B love songs. See "Stutz McGee" on Bandcamp for an insight into his own work as a solo artist. And see his varied credits on recordings on All Music Guide. To my knowledge he is or has been in the touring outfits of Q-Tip, Mos Def, Erykah Badu and has been in Maxwell's backing band at one time (not sure about the gig you saw, Nate). He is also a member of The Experiment band with Hodge, Glasper and Dave. He should not be overlooked as he is essential to this discussion.
Toggle Commented Jul 8, 2010 on Maxwell and the Band at THE GIG
Bravo for this piece. I just saw their schedule the other day and this Tony Falco guy has GREAT taste. I heard just two days ago from Tommy Crane that it's a REALLY great vibe/room + the food is amazing. Seems like a gig from heaven. The new Jazz Standard?
Toggle Commented Mar 6, 2010 on Jazz in the Valley at THE GIG
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