Tigran is back. The Armenian pianist is following up 2010's A Fable with a new album, this time not so solo, with Shadow Theater, due out August 26. To whet your appetite, he put out a video for the first single, "Road Song", which takes a journey to space and back, makes a mess of a piano, and contends with a missing reel. It makes sense when you watch the video... which you just just after the jump.
Trumpeter John Raymond recently posted a new video of his group (which includes bassist Joe Martin and drummer Austin Walker) performing his composition "Waiting for the Open Door" performed live at New York's Small's Jazz Club with guitarist Gilad Hekselman joining in. You may know this song from Raymond's Live @ Bar Next Door set which is still available at his Bandcamp page. Watch the video after the jump.
I had not a single thing written in my evernote for this week's Line-Up. Not one idea of what to play. Sure, I went back to what I had been listening to in the past week, I could comb over the new music shelves, I could think back to random songs that I had heard, but I still had to put together a show that would make good sense to your ears. As usual, I rose to the challenge.
The Line-Up for 7 June 2013
The deft combination of hip hop and ambient/free jazz that is Glows in the Dark are keeping things moving. They just put out their second music video from their new EP, Research and Development-- the kaleidoscopic "Rung by Rung" featuring verses from Count Bass D and Jawwaad Taylor and directed by Mitchell Craft. Watch it after the jump.
About midway into Me'Shell NdegéOcello’s set on the first day of the Atlanta Jazz Festival weekend, an older gentleman near me audibly complained “Where’s the funk?” Immediately after he started bobbing his head, and tapping his hand on his chair as Me'Shell launched into the cover of Nina Simone’s “See Line Woman.” The festival played out much in this same way throughout, with people coming from all over Atlanta expecting jazz music that ended with Miles’ Blue period and getting the music they didn’t even know they wanted to hear.