Geri Allen, Terence Blanchard, and new local sextet Eastern Standard Time take the stage.
Posts Tagged ‘Tedd Baker’
Thursday, Feb. 6
Tim Whalen has been kicking it up lately. Always a popular sideman in town—and for very good reason—Whalen has bands that seem to be increasingly visible on the scene. That's especially true of his septet, but Whalen also leads a trimmed down quartet featuring one horn (tenor saxophonist Tedd Baker) and a rhythm [...]
Friday, Nov. 29
My God, Odean Pope is 75. It's no small thing to remind oneself of this, that tenor saxophonist Pope has been part of the jazz community since the mid '60s. He spent almost 25 years working in bands led by iconic drummer Max Roach, but left plenty of time and space for his own [...]
Thursday, Nov. 21
As I've noted, the older (pre-bebop) styles of jazz have a very small toehold in D.C. and even more diminutive press coverage. The former, those of us who write about jazz can't do much with; the latter, we can and should. Especially when the practitioners of those styles have the sheer vitality of [...]
Not yet, anyway.
Friday, Oct. 4
You often hear jazz described as "laid back." But so many of its greatest practitioners could never be described that way. Does Coleman Hawkins sound laid back? John Coltrane? Sonny Rollins? Of course not. And neither does Tedd Baker, the lead tenor saxophonist in the U.S. Air Force's Airmen of Note. [...]
Last week brought the opening of Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club, the new venue in the old Bethesda Theatre. Among the 500-seat venue's already varied bookings is its new resident Big Band, the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Orchestra, founded by pianist Larry Brown, the club's entertainment director, and led by tenor saxophonist and former [...]
Kids, you thought last week's Setlist was stacked with great D.C. jazz musicians? Not even. Check this out.
Friday, Jan. 11
Antonio Parker sounds like he's playing the blues at every turn, be it a standard or his own melodic, hard-swinging tunes. That's only to speak of the rawness and vocal quality that he brings to the [...]
Update 11:34 AM: Although advertisements for the final night of live music were still on display this morning, Capitalbop reports that last night was actually the final gig. Cafe Nema will be open only for food and drink on Monday and Tuesday.
Prince of Petworth reported it as a rumor last week. This morning, a sign [...]