Somehwehere over the course of this last week, while watching the latest video of The Seasons, that I realized Ben Wendel is most certainly my favorite saxophonist this year. It's work like his monthly video series shot by Alex Chaloff wherein Wendel performs duets composed specifically with 12 different musicians inspired by Tchiakovsky's 1876 series of compositions of the same name that is so utterly captivating and attention grabbing. It's an idea true to artistry and with friends like this past month's entry, pianist Aaron Parks, the execution is a mesmerizing cinch. Watch the new video after the jump.
Loved [Aaron Parks]'s Invisible Cinema? Wish you could play his songs? Well, we got his lead sheets! Aaron thought Nextbop would be a cool place to post these, so here you have it! Have a listen at his music while you're here and be on the lookout for Jame's Farm, his new collaborative project with Joshua Redman, Matt Penman and Eric Harland (they'll be touring Europe VERY shortly)!
I'm a tiny bit late with this one. I know. But come on! It's the NFL playoffs! In case you hadn't noticed, concerts listings got moved to Saturday in order to give a proper place to [Anthony]'s column. Upside is you now get two weeks of listings so that you can plan ahead!