Posts Tagged ‘Will Rast’

Listen: The Funk Ark, Man Is a Monster

This isn't the Afrobeat you were expecting.

Jazz Setlist, January 5-11: Requiem for a Record Store

Honestly, folks, the best thing jazz fans can do this week is help the good people at Melody Records unload their inventory so they can walk away from their venerable store with something to show for it. Even when the city was flush with record retailers, Melody was far and away the best for jazz, [...]

Jazz Setlist, Jan. 6-12: Roy’s Noise (and Others’)

Friday, Jan. 7
It's perhaps the most casual gig in town, but something interesting is always happening at Westminster Presbyterian's Jazz Night. Under the buzz of people chatting quietly to each other, or the scraping of plates of food sold by the SW Catering Company downstairs, can be heard the most swinging and warm jazz music [...]

Latin and Brazilian Music Events This Weekend

For fans of  Latin and Brazilian sounds, Friday and Saturday nights offer a number of appealing choices.  Earlier in the week I highlighted the Monday appearance of Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Alexis y Fido, and now Friday brings another Puerto Rican reggaeton duo, Rakim y Ken-y (also known as  R.K.M. y Keny), who will be at El Boqueron [...]

Jazz Setlist: Nov. 5 – 11

Nov. 5
Once upon a time it seemed that New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton was the reincarnation of Louis Armstrong, with his bright virtuosic phrases and Big Easy swing. Then came 2003's Sonic Trance and last year's Into the Blue, which transplanted Payton into slow, spacy fusion jams that had more in common with Bitches Brew [...]