Saturday, July 18, 2009
This week, let's take a look at some video clips of performance excepts from the "Sax For Stax" tour featuring saxophonists Gerald Albright and Kirk Whalum. The tour, named after Albright's recent CD of songs made famous by the legendary Memphis R&B label, comes to the St. Louis area for a show on Thursday, July 30 at the Ameristar Casino St. Charles' Bottleneck Blues Bar.
Both men have been frequent visitors to St. Louis in recent years as part of smooth jazz package shows such as Jazz Attack and Guitars & Saxes, and Whalum also has been known to sit in on local gigs featuring his uncle, St. Louis-based singer, pianist and saxophonist Hugh "Peanuts" Whalum. These four clips were recorded early in the tour, on March 27 at the Nokia Theater in NYC.