Thursday, January 3, 2008

Received from New York This Morning....

That's a pompous subject line, but hey, it's good to be on Kenny Werner's mailing list:

One night only!
Randy Brecker
David Sanchez
Scott Colley
Antonio Sanchez
w/ Kenny Werner @ The Blue Note
come see this great band!
Blue Note Jazz Club
131 W 3rd St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 475-8592
sets @ 8 & 10:30pm

So what's it like to live in NYC and have access to ALL THAT JAZZ? Like anything else I suppose: you would also need access to about a zillion dollars a year to take advantage of much of it. But hey, a guy can dream, no?

Randy Brecker's straight-ahead playing has always been under-rated. Scott Colley: now there's the man to see. He's got some nice radio shows available at his Artist Share site. Streaming audio is getting so easy and efficient that we're now able to get some serious samples of just about everybody new, online. That's good. It's not all good, but that's good. I'm listening to "Trip," from Colley's Initial Wisdom CD (Palmetto), as I write this. Ravi Coltrane is sounding more than a bit like his dad, and Scott is doing some trippy things with the bow, and a touch of electronic reverb on the bass. Most cool.

So, Kenny meets Colley. At the Blue Note. Kenny was talking about these occasional gigs at the Blue Note while he was here in October. They are major moments for the artists too, he told us.

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