Posts Tagged ‘Larry Willis’

What to See at This Weekend’s Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival

Today begins the second biggest jazz festival in the region. It's a three-day gala of music: performances, master classes, panels, even competitions. And it all happens under one roof, The Hilton Rockville, so that going from one great jazz event to the next can be as simple as crossing the hall. Highlights below.
Friday, Feb. 15
The [...]

Jazz Setlist, March 3-9: Short Notice!

Thursday, March 3
Of all John Coltrane's protegees–which to some extent includes every tenor saxophonist who came after him– Pharoah Sanders is the strongest and most important. A member of Trane's last band, the wild and free one, Sanders elaborated on his mentor's unspoken spiritual commitment and sometimes made it spoken, as in his best-known composition [...]

Jazz Setlist, Dec. 30-Jan. 5: 2010 Finale/2011 Premiere

Let's be frank, kids. New Year's Eve is tomorrow; if you're still looking for something to do that night, you're in trouble. Everything that's not sold out is ridiculously high-priced (which is why it's not sold out). If you want jazz, stay home and listen to WAMU's special "Hot Jazz Saturday Night" special.
Thursday, Dec. 30
Here's [...]

Jazz Setlist, Oct. 21-27: The Hayes Code

Friday, Oct. 22
Hard bop drumming was ultimately shaped by three players: Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, and Louis Hayes. Hayes, the last survivor of the triumvirate, is also the least known – perhaps because he tends to worry about supporting his bands instead of taking big solos. But believe it or not, that's what [...]

Jazz Setlist: New Year’s Eve Special

Setlist normally tries to stick with one jazz event per evening. But most evenings aren't New Year's Eve, where we'll all be out on the town and wondering what our options are. So, as a Washingtonian and a jazz nerd, it is my duty to tell you that the options are many.
Dec. 31
The District's strongest [...]