Saturday, July 12, 2008

StLJN Saturday at the Movies:
Stanton Moore Trio plus Jeff Coffin

This week's videos feature a couple of musicians who will be performing in St. Louis at Lucas School House in the next couple of months. Up top, there's a clip of the Stanton Moore Trio, featuring Moore on drums along with guitarist Will Bernard and keyboardist Wil Blades. It was recorded in May of this year at the Tractor Tavern in Seattle, and shows the band playing a new tune called "5-7-1," which is taken from Moore's forthcoming CD with Bernard and keyboardist John Medeski. The Stanton Moore Trio will be in St. Louis on Wednesday, September 3.

The video down below depicts a mostly unaccompanied solo from saxophonist Jeff Coffin, who comes to town on Thursday, August 21. It's from a performance at Beavercreek High School in Ohio, and shows Coffin going pretty far outside to deploy some extended techniques, followed by a demonstration of his prowess at playing two saxophones at once. Coffin does a lot of school performances and clinics for young musicians, and assuming this clip is any indication of what he's teaching, it's good to see someone exposing the youth of America to some good old-fashioned free-jazz skronk.

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