Black Host is the brainchild of drummer Gerald Cleaver, one of the most technically proficient, versatile, and all-around enticing traps players in the world today. The quintet itself includes alto saxophonist Darius Jones, guitarist Brandon Seabrook, keyboardist Cooper-Moore, and bassist Pascal Niggenkemper. Their 2013 debut recording, Life in the Sugar Candle Mines, is so laden [...]
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Music festivals tend to be backloaded, primarily to keep people coming back for more, but as a nice side effect it keeps the most happening stuff fresh for critics who do post-festival wrap-ups. Thus this writer is basking in the afterglow of last night's smash "A Night in Treme"—maybe the first time an event at [...]
You've been hearing about it for weeks, if not months, festivalgoers: CapitalBop Jazz Loft, DC Jazz Festival Edition.
For some time, members of the D.C. jazz scene have been pushing for an avant-garde component to the city’s major annual event; the organizers demurred, with reasons varying from “it’s not D.C.’s style,” to guesses that it’s simply [...]
Last December, D.C. jazz advocacy project CapitalBop graduated from mere website to concert promoter with its D.C. Jazz Loft, a decidedly non-virtual gathering of musicians for performances at the Red Door loft. Now, it's carrying that aspect a step farther, partnering with the D.C. Jazz Festival to present a full series of Jazz Loft performances [...]
From D.C. avant-garde musician/impresario Ed Ricart comes word of his newest production: the New Atlantis Festival, a free-jazz celebration that will take place over four days in July.
"The New Atlantis Festival will span four days, with two gigs scheduled in Baltimore at the Wind Up Space on July 22 and 25, and two gigs in [...]