Posts Tagged ‘team spirit’

ToDo ToDay: Thollem/Chase, Turkuaz, and the Grand Sake Tasting

Last year, drummer Brian Chase and pianist Thollem McDonas (pictured) collaborated with raspy-voiced Half Japanese singer Jad Fair on a project called The Whistling Joy Jumpers, whose album, Surprising Wooden Clocks, sounded like what would happen if you pushed Tom Waits’ band down a steep flight of stairs. In 2014, Chase and McDonas are down to [...]

ToDo ToDay: Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, (e)merge, and holychild

What helps make Marc Ribot unique among the thousands of high-quality ax slingers performing today are his limitations. He’s a lefty playing right-handed, which means his nondominant hand is strumming and plucking the strings. So when Ribot plays jazz, he’s not smooth; when he plays Cuban music, the roughest edges of the rhythm get highlighted, [...]