Posts Tagged ‘Pat Metheny’

Jazz Setlist, March 20-26: Potpourri

Friday, March 21
Legendary guitarist Pat Metheny has said that he is attempting to develop his Unity Band into "a platform that could cover the entire spectrum of things that I've done as a bandleader over the years, under one roof." If you know Metheny's oeuvre, think for a second about what he's saying. The entire [...]

D.C. Native Ben Williams Shares in “Best Instrumental Jazz Album” Grammy Win

Everything's coming up Milhouse for Ben Williams. The 28-year-old bassist, who grew up in Michigan Park, was already racking up an impressive jazz résumé when he won the 2009 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Bass Competition. As a result, he won a recording contract with Concord Records, which subsequently released his debut album State of Art [...]

Jazz Setlist, Sep. 29-Oct. 5: Vibes on Both Sides

Friday, Sep. 30
With certain musical innovations, we can look back and can see it was just a matter of time before someone thought of that; others are so outside-the-box that they still startle us and make us say, "Wow. Where the hell did that come from?" Gary Burton's decision to beef up his vibraphone playing [...]

Jazz Setlist, May 13-19: Terell Stafford, D.C. Composers, and More

Friday, May 14
Terell Stafford is a sharp dude: suave, snazzily dressed, and with trumpet skills to spare. Stafford has strong D.C. roots, as well: He spent his formative years in Silver Spring and attended the University of Maryland, where he learned his craft before moving on to the New York scene. Stafford's no radical: He [...]