Monthly Archives: September 2011
from Janet Malcolm’s profile of photographer Thomas Struth in the current New Yorker: ”Struth’s invisible cloth of obliviousness was as necessary to his art-making as the actual cloth he worked under. To enter the state of absorption in … Continue reading
When I was in high school, I had a music buddy whose name I have hopefully temporarily forgotten. We were only friends for about six months, so it’s not the worst sin that I can’t remember his … Continue reading
www.npr.org/blogs/ablogsupreme/2011/09/21/140610964/monterey-jazz-2011-sarah-wilson-quintet At the above link you can listen to the second set from the Monterey Jazz Festival. Sarah Wilson – trumptet and voice; Charles Burnham – amplified violin; John Schott – guitar; Jerome Harris – acoustic bass guitar; Matt Wilson – drums.
…in the best sense of the word. Thursday, Friday and Saturday I played with a group Sarah Wilson put together, culminating in two sets at the Monterey Jazz Festival, taped for broadcast by NPR. I had been really, … Continue reading
I love my internet service provider, LMI. It’s in Berkeley, and I can call them up or go there in person, talk to someone right away, and that someone is usually someone who’s band I’ve seen, or whose … Continue reading
I had fun playing last Sunday with Daniel Popsicle at an Alameda Street Fair, even if the audience was not quite sure what to make of this strange band playing “Music of El Ceritto”. The best part was a suite … Continue reading
With the passage of (a little) time, it’s starting to emerge that the San Francisco Bay Area had, in the 1990’s, an inordinate number of great jazz-oriented guitarists, many of whom now have to moved to other locales. I count … Continue reading