Man, Jon Irabagon can really, really blow. Since winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone composition in 2008, the alto and tenor player has taken seemingly every opportunity to show what he can do. And he can do it all. He's a spectacular and precise sideman, working with trumpeter Dave Douglas and Mary Halvorson in [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Jon Irabagon’
Friday, Nov. 15
You'd think the name of Omar Sosa's Afri-Lectric Sextet would tell you most of what you need to know about the band and its music, but the truth is that they defy easy categorization. The three-man front line comprises musicians from Germany (trumpeter Joo Kraus), Cuba (saxophonist Leandro Saint-Hill), and the United States [...]
Hey, wanna forget about the election? Here's some jazz.
Friday, Nov. 9
Setlist doesn't give nearly the hosannas that it should to Latin jazz. It's not the hugest of musical trends on our scene, mind you, but it's a healthy, exciting form overall, and when its practitioners come to down we should pay more attention. Particularly when [...]