3 x 2 x X = ?
Tomas Fujiwara (drums, composition) with Gerald Cleaver (drums), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Brandon Seabrook (guitar), Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Ralph Alessi (trumpet), “Blueberry Eyes,” live (studio), New Haven, Conn., 2017
yesterday, Forest Park, Ill.
A wonderful drummer lifts everyone.
Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet (WM, guitar; Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet; Brad Mehldau, piano; Larry Grenadier, bass; Brian Blade, drums), “Father and Sun” (W. Muthspiel), live, Austria (Innsbruck), 2016
yesterday, Chicago (near the Art Institute)
voices I miss
Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy (LB, 1941-1999, trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame; Steve Turre, trombone; Frank Lacy, trombone; Bob Stewart, tuba; Phillip Wilson, drums, et al.), “Saving All My Love for You,” live, Berlin, 1986
Sunday in Chicago
They’re playing at the Chicago Jazz Festival.
Jaimie Branch’s Fly or Die (JB, trumpet, compositions; Tomeka Reid, cello; Jason Ajemian, bass; Chad Taylor, drums), live, Toronto, 2017
“theme 1,” “. . . meanwhile,” “theme 2”
this morning, Oak Park, Ill.
sounds of New York
Fay Victor’s Mutations for Justice (FV, vocals, compositions; Jaimie Branch, trumpet; Luke Stewart, bass; Michael Vatcher, drums), live, New York, 2018
This drummer, Michael Vatcher, will be playing tonight in Chicago, at Constellation, with cornetist Josh Berman and bassist Jason Roebke.
other day, Chicago (Art Institute, South Garden)