Sunday, July 22, 2012

Vice, virtue, knowing

Virtuosity (of a certain debased kind) is not truly virtuous, but rather vicious, vane, and vexing to the discerning--those few who are not easily impressed with pyrotechnics, spectacle, and ego feigning to be art.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ravi Coltrane in Denver

Accomplished saxophonist, Ravi Coltrane, will be playing at Dazzle on July 28. He is John Coltrane's son, and has developed his own voice. I own and enjoy several of his recordings. Maybe I will see you there.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Martino in Montreal

Here is a discerning review of The Pat Martino Trio in Montreal on July 6. I agree with all the reviewer says. This is the same group I saw in Chicago on May 31 and June 1 at The Jazz Showcase.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Albums of Note

Many of Pat Martino's recordings. I have them all, except one, which is on the way: "Fire Dance."

Monday, July 2, 2012

Emily Remler

Emily Remler, I miss you. We were born in the same year (1957); yet you were taken away from us (and jazz) in 1990. It is hard to imagine how good your guitar playing would be had you lived into today.