Posts Tagged ‘Kush Abadey’

Jazz Setlist, March 13-19: Vajazzled

Thursday, March 13
Myra Melford is arresting. The often experimental composer and piano player has worked with (and at the head of) a variety of ensembles. But her most recent release, last year's Life Carries Me This Way, highlighted Melford's solo work for the first time. She has a beautiful way with constructing melody lines, and perhaps [...]

Jazz Setlist, Feb. 28-March 6: Kevin Cordt, Thiefs, Supernova, and Kush

Thursday, Feb. 28
The first jazz I saw when I moved to D.C. in the summer of 2001 may well have been Kevin Cordt. At the time, the trumpeter's quartet was holding down Friday nights at Mr. Henry's on Capitol Hill, with flyers advertising that their sound evoked the Blue Note albums of the '60s. And [...]

Jazz Setlist, Oct. 4-10: Undebatable

Friday, Oct. 5
To just listen to Heidi Martin's voice, free of context, you might not suspect she was a jazz singer. She's got the heart-on-her-sleeve emotional delivery of a folkie, or perhaps a '70s singer-songwriter. At the same time, the instrument itself is dyed-in-the-wool soul. Indeed, Martin can and does tackle those musical styles with [...]

Jazz Setlist, July 5-11: Colligan’s Gig

Thursday, July 5
George Colligan is an emphatic pianist: He attacks his instrument with a certain intensity that rings out from the keys. That's not to say he never plays softly, though, which is one of the delightful mysteries of Colligan's playing. How does the guy work quiet on the piano and still get that unique oomph [...]

DC Jazz Festival: Planning Your Mega-Weekend

You've already met Alex Brown, our festival pick for this evening (midnight at Cashion's Eat Place, 1819 Columbia Road NW, Free). But there are even more big things happening over the weekend—especially tomorrow.
SATURDAY
There's always a rickety, homemade vibe to DIY projects and events—to some extent, that's the point. But it doesn't mean DIY can't be [...]

Jazz Setlist, Aug. 26-Sep. 1: Wallace Roney Uber Alles

'Tis a light week for jazz, but with one big name in town:

Friday, August 26
It seems as though Wallace Roney will never escape comparisons to Miles Davis. Miles was the younger trumpeter's mentor and idol, and Roney stood in for the late giant when Miles' classic 1960s quintet went on a reunion tour about 15 [...]

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