Check out McTuff performing live during a KPLU Studio Session. Listen to the episode and see more videos here.
From KPLU’s Studio Sessions:
Pianist George Colligan will be performing Friday night (May 1) at Tula’s Jazz Club in a bit of a different role … as the drummer in his new project Theoretical Planets. The show is a CD Release for their new recording, Risky Business (Origin Records).
Check out the video here from the recording session.
Friday, May 1st, 7:30pm
TULA’S JAZZ CLUB
2214 Second Ave, Seattle
George Colligan – drums
Nicole Glover – tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Joe Manis – tenor saxophone, alto saxophone
Jon Lakey – bass
There are a bunch of new music-related movies coming out soon. Here is a trailer for Keep On Keepin’ On featuring the legendary Clark Terry.
Trumpeters Ray Vega (East Coast) and Thomas Marriott (West Coast) have joined forces once again for the newest edition of their East-West Trumpet Summit with pianist George Colligan, bassist Phil Sparks and drummer Matt Jorgensen.
Fast forward to 2:00 for the good stuff!
Well … it looks like the snow finally arrived so everyone will probably spend the day indoors … so we will be posting some videos throughout the day.
Hardcoretet – “Steady” from Jazz Now! Seattle presents Live From London Bridge Studio
Monk Heads on Wurly (The Series) featuring Ryan Burns playing 206a Wurlitzer Electric Piano. Compostion by Thelonious Monk. Filmed at Burien School of Music. All Monk Head videos are archived at www.ryanburnsmusic.com
“Everybody’s Hero” by Byron Vannoy’s Thread. Recorded live at the Seamonster May 19th 2011.
Byron Vannoy – drums
Jacques Willis – keytar/composition
Thione Diop – djembe/talking drum
Dean Schmidt – electric bass
Drummer Joe Morello, the longtime drummer with the Dave Brubeck Quartet, has died.
Raised in Springfield, Mass. with impaired vision from birth, Morello eventually found his way to New York City, where he played with many leading jazz musicians. In the 1950s, he was a regular member of pianist and NPR host Marian McPartland’s band. In 1990, that band, known as the Hickory House Trio after the venue of their employment, reconvened to tape a special reunion episode of Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz.
However, Morello is best known for his tenure with Brubeck, who employed him for over 12 years during the height of Brubeck’s fame. Famously, the smash hit “Take Five” was arranged as a solo feature for Morello.
from The Seattle Times:
A new Seattle label, Table and Chairs, launches Saturday with a concert at the Q Café, in Interbay. The label features experimental jazz, but not exclusively. It is associated with students of University of Washington music professor Cuong Vu. The same circle of musicians are involved with the Improvised Music Project (IMP), which presents monthly concerts and a festival, and Café Racer, which features Sunday night shows in the University District. “I think of IMP as the little brother to Racer, which then feeds into TnC,” said Vu, in an e-mail. “It’s one fluid path that starts at the UW, then to Racer where then more of the non-UW public is now joining.” The launch concert features Friendly Creature, guitarist Kristian Garrard, Small Face, Chemical Clock and saxophonist Neil Welch.
The show is at 8 p.m. Saturday, Q Café, 3223 15th Ave. W., Seattle; $10 (206-352-2525 or http://www.qcafe.org).
Congrats to Esperanza Spalding and her win for Best New Artist last night at The Grammys. Anytime Joe Lovano and other jazz artists are thanked on national television it is a good thing. Spalding’s star will certainly continue to rise … next stop, the Portland Jazz Festival which starts this weekend.
Here is a video of her backstage at The Grammys after her win: