Trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah brought his octet to New Orleans at the end of this past April. The concert was recorded and recently made available to stream online. Check out the concert after the jump and head over to Funk It Blog for some more details and lots of other great audio.
You’ve by now heard of LA saxophonist Kamasi Washington. The Thundercat and Flying Lotus collaborator, who also performed on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, released his ambitious, some might even say overzealous, debut The Epic a couple weeks ago. We already published “Re Run Home”, the first single from the 3 hour album which features a core band augmented by a 32-piece orchestra and a 20-person choir on Nextbop. Now check out Washington in a much more intimate setting performing a very dope, some might even say epic, duo improvisation with bassist Miles Mosley.
For some reason, I felt like doing about the same idea again, or maybe I wanted an excuse to play Marriage and Rob Mazurek again. Unfortunately, some technical issues pulled me out for the last half of the show so we're about two minutes light. I hope you don't mind.
The Line-Up for 15 May 2015
New Sounds For Sunday playlist on the theme of jazz standards. Hear renditions of some of your favorite standards interpreted by Terence Blanchard, Aaron Goldberg, Jason Parker, Petros Klampanis, Aaron Parks, Marcus Strickland, Louis Fouché, Clarence Penn, and Gerald Clayton.
The Bridge Trio is a young ensemble hailing out of New Orleans comprised of Conun Pappas on keys, Max Moran on bass and Joe Dyson on drums. The three protégés of saxophone great Donald Harrison released their self-titled debut album in 2012 featuring Mr. Harrison as well as Davell Crawford. Drummer Joe Dyson has since then joined Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Harrison’s nephew, on several gigs. Catch a full set by the promising band from 2013 at 92Y Tribeca. Note that the trio just released their second opus, The Search: Departure, from which you cans stream the single, “Rise”, at the bottom of the post.