MUSIC: Continental Drift by Larry Ochs / Aram Shelton Quartet - Album Release (2020) - Can musicians of different generations be like-minded companions? Yes they can, at least when their names are Larry Ochs and Aram Shelton, the two composers and bandleaders of this quartet.
ARTICLE | MUSIC: Wayne Shorter Fund - SFJAZZ presents a historic Fridays At Five: Wayne Shorter Celebration concert series with Herbie Hancock, Kamasi Washington, Branford Marsalis, Terence Blanchard, Terrace Martin, Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade, and more.
MUSIC | Western, Creed, Spybey - 'W Ands' (CD Album Release) - An album of expansive drones and analogue electronics, created using vintage analogue synthesizers.
MUSIC | Eddie Gale, San Jose’s Ambassador of Jazz & Noted Jazz Educator, Succumbs to Cancer at 78. Eddie Gale, the pioneering Brooklyn-born jazz trumpeter.
MUSIC | Michael Bisio, bassist-composer, has 85 recordings in his discography, 24 of these are split evenly between leader/co-leader, 10 of them document his extraordinary association with modern piano icon Matthew Shipp.
ARTICLE | I used to be smart. So welcome to TikTok, and the rebirth of Vaudeville. Does that make it smart? Probably not. ...and lunch is so real”.
ARTICLE | I’ll warn you in advance, this one’s a doozy. Seriously, if you’re sensitive to graphic content, as abstract as it may be, I’d suggest skipping this week’s subject and sticking to something more pleasant.
ARTICLE | Let’s face it: we could all use something nice. Quarantine’s been extended, people are continuing to lose their livelihoods, and it really does seem as if some otherworldly force has grabbed the planet and forced it into a sudden and ugly halt.
ARTICLE | Alan Resnick is an American comedian, visual artist, and filmmaker based in Baltimore, Maryland.
ARTICLE | Greetings from Miami! A lot of my friends and colleagues have been hit hard by cancellations of concerts, festivals, tours all over the world because of the Coronavirus, myself included.