Saturday, May 28, 2011
When Gil Scott-Heron was almost 10, 'Kind of Blue' came out. Questions like Miles Davis' composition, "So What," became a root influence on Scott-Heron and his generation. Spoken word, poetry, fusion, political rap and protest songs, informed the pensive Gil Scott-Heron. Miles Davis, after all, always looked and sounded deep in thought while he performed in 1959. See you at 11AM... -Shawn K
Below: "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."
Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams (1965-1968).
Miles, Wayne, Herbie, Ron and Tony.
Miles and his Disciples were daring, ferocious and mysterious, straddling the line between acoustic and electric jazz. During this period, The Quintet incorporated electric sounds into their acoustic reportoire and yielded such classic recordings as "E.S.P." and "Nefertiti". These assemblymen were impressionistic, wholly improvisational yet also, trying to hit their stride as a cohesive whole. The four years that they were together marked an epochal shift in the tide of Jazz music; the acoustic age gave way to the boundless nature of the electric. The Second Great Quintet played second fiddle to no one and throughout their four years of existence, consistently pushed themselves and the perceived confines of their chosen medium. -All Music
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
> Please join me at Arrivederci on Friday May 27th from 7:30-10:30. I will be performing with a great group featuring guitarist Chuck Everett, Matthew Lotz on piano and Marty Higgins on drums. We draw heavily from the "Great American Songbook" but venture into quite a few other genres when the mood strikes. This group has played together off and on for years and I am proud to be associated with these great musicians.
> Arrivederci is quickly becoming one of the Portland area's favorite live music venues. Very casual, intimate and just a great space for listening to live music. Excellent wine selection, food and ambiance. Reservations are recommended.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Arturo Sadoval will sing 'Cherokee,' Wallace Roney leaves 'No Room For Argument,' Colin Vallon, U.S. Debut tonight at Tony Starlights (video), Randy Porter with a Coltrane 'Giant Stretch', Enrico Pieranunzi says, 'Peu de Chose' and Ike Quebec observes, 'It Might As Well Be Spring' on HARD CHOICES Saturdays 11am-1pm PST 89.1FM
Saturday, May 14, 2011
FROM NPR MUSIC... Shortly after his arrival in New York, Golson was one of 57 jazz greats asked to pose at a mass photo shoot for anEsquire magazine feature. The famous Art Kane photo from 1958, known as "Great Day in Harlem" or simply "Harlem 1958," places Golson alongside Dizzy Gillespie, Count Basie, Thelonius Monk and a host of other musicians.
Musicians in the photograph
Apr 16, 1963 - May 14, 1963
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
DATE: Saturday, May 14
TIME: gether at 12:45, sing at 1:00, done by 1:30
WHERE: Director Park,
in downtown Portland between Yamhill and Taylor and Park and 9th avenue.
"We want to share our love of music and demonstrate how music can bring folks together from different neighborhoods and different schools and still have a common experience through music. This event will bring students from all over the district together to sing 4 songs."
(This event is not a rally or political event).