"There's a lot of old cats who are still cookin', but this city has forgotten about them. And one thing in jazz is, you can't forget about the people who came before you."
Posts Tagged ‘William Knowles’
Friday, Aug. 3
Jazz at U-Topia, indeed U-Topia itself, is on hold. The popular U Street NW eatery has rich food and a great bar, as well as just enough room in its bay window for a jazz band to set up, making for one of the best stealth music venues in town. It had its [...]
Friday, August 12
Rashaan Carter is burning up New York as a busy freelancer (and regular in Wallace Roney's band) with a meaty but rough-hewn sound. But before that, he was a young jazz musician and student growing up in Washington, D.C., and playing jazz as a family affair. Specifically, he was a member of the [...]
Jazz fusion is alive and kicking in the person of Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans. Actually, Vloeimans is a relentlessly experimental musician by any standard, but he devotes special attention to a gleaming electric sound—as on his newest CD, Heavensabove!—that can rock hard or space out with equal ease. Vloiemans' band on the disc is [...]
Yesterday's Man is the third album by D.C.'s Saltman Knowles,the latest stop on the group's neverending quest for melody and hooks. This time, pianist William Knowles and bassist Mark Saltman lead an unusual octet that features a steel pan drummer (Victor Provost). Adventures in instrumentation aside, Yesterday's Man is the slickest Saltman Knowles production yet. [...]