Archive for January, 2004
Would you believe that I have never been to Yoshi's!
Well it is true and this coming weekend will be my first endevor. McCoy
Tyner is doing a 2 week residency with a trio and a quintet. Both bands
should be fantastic. My boy Christian McBride is playing in the Trio
so, you still have tonight and tomorrow to see that band. I will be
there next Friday night for the 10pm show. Come on down and get you
tickets quick because the shows are selling out fast! If you do come on
Friday night, please stop by and say hello!
I just booked a flight to New York City in March! I love New York and all of the energy that the city has for jazz! On March 20th I am going to my boy E's gig (Eric Person) at Joe's Pub in Manhattan.
Last year Eric came out with a phenomenal disc on his own label called “Live at Big Sur”.
It was recorded at the Big Sur Jazz festival and he said that the band
never sounded so good! I was at the gig and he asked me to introduce
the band and of course I was more than happy to do so.
We had fun hangin', jokin' and talking about the music and the
business. Brad Mehldau and Omar Sosa also performed later that day. It
is unfortunate that the Big Sur Jazz fest, at this moment, is defunct
but, we got a great recording out of it!
So if you are in or plan on being in the NYC on March 20th, we are going to have a party at Joe's Pub so you have to be there!
I of course will take some photos and let you know about the whole experience! It's going to be the BOMB!