Thursday, June 30, 2011

Historic Site at Risk

John Coltrane's home was saved from demolition a few years ago, but is now in bad shape and needs restoration. Please read this article about the situation. Sadly, someone broke in and sprayed graffiti there as well.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Mike Abbot Trio at Dazzle

I saw these gentleman play a tribute to Wes Montgomery at Dazzle on May 31, 2011. Mr. Abbot narrated the highlights from We's life and art and the trio smoked and swung hard throughout the night. Mr. Abbot played directly through his amplifier without effects, just as Wes did. It was a nice and classy touch. (He did not need any special effects.) I led cheers for an encore. Jazz fans will want to experience this tightly-knit and talented group.

Listen to another performance of Wes's "Jingles" here.