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What live music are you going to see tonight?

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Very nice run in Sheffield coming up:

  • Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble
  • Stan Tracey Octet
  • Karen Sharp Quartet
  • Empirical
  • Liane Carroll Trio
  • Mark Lockheart’s Ellington in Anticipation
  • Paul Booth Quintet
  • Get the Blessing
  • Soweto Kinch Trio
  • Peter King quartet
  • Alex Hutton
  • Norma Winstone’s Printmakers

Will try and overcome the temptation to flop on the sofa on a Friday night and get to some of those.

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classical tonight!!! :excited:

Simone Dinnerstein, piano

BACH: The "Goldberg" Variations

No Intermission.

No Late Seating.

Please arrive early.

The Arsht Center is thrilled to host Simone Dinnerstein in this rare solo recital of the entire set of The "Goldberg" Variations. In this uninterrupted performance, the Knight Concert Hall will be transformed into an intimate recital hall with opened acoustical settings and expanded choral risers seating to allow the audience an up-close and engaging concert experience!

Dinnerstein has been hailed as one of America's newest musical treasures. Time magazine praised her for her "arresting freshness and subtlety" and the San Francisco Chronicle describes her playing as having "stately beauty."

Her remarkable recording of Bach's "Goldberg" Variations (Telarc) reached the No. 1 on the Billboard Classical Chart and also appeared on a host of "Best of 2007" lists, including those of The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New Yorker, iTunes "Editor's Choice - Best Classical," Amazon.com's Best CDs of 2007, and Barnes and Noble's Top Five Debut CDs of 2007.

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Last night at the Hungry Brain -- Russ Johnson, Keefe Jackson, Anton Hatwich, Tim Daisy. Johnson continues to please, to say the least, and of the reed partners I've heard him with, Jackson for my taste is the best -- Keefe's big ears and his suitcase being kicked down a flight of stairs obliqueness being a fine complement to Johnson's clear, sometimes lush lyricism.

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Very nice run in Sheffield coming up:

  • Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble
  • Stan Tracey Octet
  • Karen Sharp Quartet
  • Empirical
  • Liane Carroll Trio
  • Mark Lockheart’s Ellington in Anticipation
  • Paul Booth Quintet
  • Get the Blessing
  • Soweto Kinch Trio
  • Peter King quartet
  • Alex Hutton
  • Norma Winstone’s Printmakers

Will try and overcome the temptation to flop on the sofa on a Friday night and get to some of those.

I've heard several of these performers live over the last few years. I really dig Liane Carroll, and of course Pete King, Stan Tracey and Norma Winstone are not to be missed. I must say though, that Emprical and Soweto Kinch leave me cold and less interested.

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I've heard several of these performers live over the last few years. I really dig Liane Carroll, and of course Pete King, Stan Tracey and Norma Winstone are not to be missed. I must say though, that Emprical and Soweto Kinch leave me cold and less interested.

I've seen Empirical a couple of times; last time they were electrifying.

Kinch came out in a blaze of glory 5 or 6 years back and I saw a great performance by him; but I can't warm to the hip-hop/jazz mix. I have a couple of his albums - the second I only played once.

The other group who don't do it for me is Get the Blessing - saw them do a couple of numbers at a BBC radio recording a few years back and it was rather dull; tried one of their albums and it seemed very earthbound. I think they share some musicians with the electro-rock outfit Portishead so they are inhabiting that worlds that is trying to have a foot in both jazz and indie-rock. Perfectly legitimate place to work but it's not a region that has kept me engaged.

The pick of the bunch for me is the Mark Lockheart - not just a good tenor player but a careful composer.

King, Tracey, Winstone are all sure fire concerts but I've seen them many times. The Winstone has a great line-up (probably unknowns beyond the UK/Europe) - Norma Winstone: voice; Nikki Iles: piano, accordion; Mark Lockheart (again!): tenor & soprano sax & bass clarinet; Mike Walker: guitar; Steve Watts: double bass; James Maddren: drums.

Edited by A Lark Ascending

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Barry Harris Trio @Village Vanguard, operating at a VERY high level of artistry, at any tempo, at 83. A real treasure and inspiration.

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Tomorrow night (Friday) I'm going to see the traveling Monterey Jazz band which is Benny Green, Ambrose Akinmusire, Christian McBride, Lewis Nash and Chris Potter and a bonus of Dee Dee Bridgewater. Pretty great lineup if you ask me and I was able to score fourth row, near center seats. Sweet!

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Mulgrew Miller Trio with Ivan Taylor on bass and Rodney Green on drums tonight in Windham, New York.

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Mulgrew Miller Trio with Ivan Taylor on bass and Rodney Green on drums tonight in Windham, New York.

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Member's preview of new SFJazz Center this afternoon.

Paula West will be performing.

Next Sunday (last of the opening week shows) I'll be at Bobby Hutcherson's birthday celebration.

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Next Thursday night (1/24) Scullers in Boston has a band in house that they've billed as "Baritone Madness". 3 bari players on the front line. Sounds like a great night. I wonder if they're going to play the Bee Hive album in it's entirety? It'll be hard to top the pace of "Donna Lee". :)

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Great space! Nice afternoon with wine and snacks from Charles Phan's new in-house cafe, "South" (a cajun-themed cafe).

This was the SFJazz High School Allstars. Paula West sang a few tunes with them, too.

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Two nights ago:

Friday, January 18, 2013 - 8:00pm

The Whammies

perform the music of Steve Lacy

Jorrit Dijkstra, saxophone + Lyricon

Nate McBride, bass

Jeb Bishop, trombone

Mary Oliver, violin

Pandelis Karayorgis, piano

Han Bennink, drums

Philadelphia Art Alliance

251 S. 18th Street

Philadelphia, PA

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With some Nessas tonight, heard the Palmetto Bug Stompers at d.b.a. on Frenchman Street in New Orleans. The personnel had turned over almost entirely since the last time I had heard them, 15 months ago. Some of the changes were not for the better, but the always entertaining Washboard Chaz was on board, and tonight I realized just how good a trombonist Charlie Halloran really is - he also plays with the Panorama Jazz Band, and probably a few other bands as well.

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SFJazz Center

Spotlight: Bobby Hutcherson Birthday Celebration

ARTIST PERSONNEL

Bobby Hutcherson

McCoy Tyner

Savion Glover

Joshua Redman

Mary Stallings

Eric Reed

Eric Harland

SFJAZZ Center Resident Artistic Directors:

Jason Moran

John Santos

Miguel Zenón

SFJAZZ Collective:

Miguel Zenón, David Sánchez,

Andre Hayward, Avishai Cohen,

Stefon Harris, Edward Simon,

Matt Penman, Jeff Ballard

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That's quite a lineup! Let us know how it goes, Buzzzdzzzzizzzzzczzzzzzkzzzzz!

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That's quite a lineup! Let us know how it goes, Buzzzdzzzzizzzzzczzzzzzkzzzzz!

Will do, Agggdgggigggcgggkgggg! :cool:

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On my way to see Vancouver saxophonist, club owner (The Cellar), and all around one man Jazz movement Cory Weeds, with a quintet that includes trombonist Steve Davis.

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Jim Rotondi/Eric Alexander organ quartet at Southport last night. Superb! Here's their album, on sale during the tour and on general release in April:

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Jim Rotondi/Eric Alexander organ quartet at Southport last night. Superb! Here's their album, released last month:

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Sounds like you had a great time, Bill! :Nod:

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A few nights ago I saw Vicky Chow (pianist with Bang on a Can) do a solo version of Reich's Piano Counterpoint. It was pretty mesmerizing. She also did a solo piano version of The Rite of Spring (I guess the Push Festival director requested this, but it seemed like a dumb idea to me and wasn't all that successful). There was supposed to be a piece by Andriessen, but this was scrapped for some reason. Piano Counterpoint did make the evening worthwhile.

Then today I saw the Emerson Quartet. Apparently, the cellist is hanging up his spurs after this season (end of May). He's been in the quartet since 1979! His replacement is Paul Watkins, which will hopefully be a good fit. I managed to see this line-up twice, and I will certaily see if I can see them with Watkins at some point down the road. They did Mozart Hoffmeister Quartet (K.499), Alban Berg's Lyric Suite, and Antonin Dvorak, Quartet in D minor, Opus 34. I enjoyed the Mozart and thought the Dvorak was outstanding. The Berg didn't do much for me, though I can tell they played it well. Anyway, a nice diversion from the Superbowl...

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Last night, Buddy Guy with Jonny Lang at Winstar Casino (on the Oklahoma side of the Texas-Oklahoma border). This turned out to be an excellent concert. The venue has surprisingly good sound; very clear and not overloud. Buddy was in fine form, playing a mixture of classic blues songs and compositions from his recent studio albums (I'm 74 Years Young had to be updated to his current age of 76). He played for about 45 minutes before bringing out Jonny Lang, departing from the stage, as Lang took over for two songs. I liked his guitar playing; his singing is about what one would expect. Then Buddy returned, and they played several songs together, with Buddy in the lead. The presence of Lang seemed to keep the program more focused than usual, and there was little of the abrupt song changes that are usual in Buddy Guy concerts. Essentially, it was a varied and dynamic 90 minute concert. Buddy Guy remains a strong and vital performer.

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