Posts Tagged ‘Mark Foster’

Jazz Setlist, July 26-August 1: Countdown to the Doldrums

Yes, folks, August will soon be upon us, and it's traditionally the slowest month for jazz in D.C. (Hell, it's the slowest month for D.C., period.) But July, in its final week, seems determined to give us the goods.

Thursday, July 26
I've already heard this four-night trio gig at Blues Alley credited to drummer Jimmy Cobb; [...]

Kung Fu Bastard: As Awesome as Its Name

In advertising its first-ever gig last night, the awesomely named Kung Fu Bastard kept its description simple: "The only thing to say is that it is something completely different." This is true. Indeed, there were times during the group's 8 p.m. set at Twins that even back-to-back tunes were completely different.
"The idea behind this group was [...]

Jazz Setlist, April 19-25: Everything in Its Right Place

Thursday, April 19
In 2000, the pianist Brad Mehldau recorded a jazz meditation of Radiohead's anthemic "Paranoid Android" and opened up the floodgates to jazz interpretations of Radiohead. A dozen years later, that trend isn't going anywhere: It's permeated the international jazz scene, trickled down into educational curricula, and become an important project of D.C. saxophonist [...]

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