Saturday, September 03, 2011
Today, we continue with part two of our video sampler previewing some of the touring jazz and creative music performers who will be visiting St. Louis this fall. (For part one, see this post.)
First up is guitarist Stanley Jordan, who will be here with his trio to perform Wednesday, October 5 through Saturday, October 8 at Jazz at the Bistro. In this clip, recorded in 2009 in Italy, he's playing "Impressions" with bassist Aldo Mella and drummer Kenwood Dennard.
Down below, we continue with a video of pianist Matthew Shipp, who's performing on Friday, October 14 at 560 Music Center in a concert presented by New Music Circle. This clip features Shipp, bassist Michael Bisio and drummer Whit Dickey in an excerpt of performance recorded in April of this year in Cold Spring, NY.
The next video features Jazz in Pink, the all-female group who will headline a benefit for Community Women Against Hardship on Sunday, October 16 at Sheldon Concert Hall. Rather than a full performance, it's a series of short excerpts spotlighting individual members of the group.
Below that, we've got Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and his band Orleans Avenue, performing the song "One Night Only" in June 2010 on the Late Show with David Letterman. Shorty and the band will return to St. Louis on Tuesday, October 18 to play at the Old Rock House.
Batting fifth today is keyboardist Jeff Lorber, who's coming to town to play Wednesday, October 19 through Saturday, October 22 at Jazz at the Bistro. Lorber's group of the gig will include saxophonist Eric Marienthal and bassist Jimmy Haslip, who, along with drummer Will Kennedy, can be seen with him in this clip doing Weather Report's "Mysterious Traveller" last September at Seattle's Jazz Alley.
Last but not least, it's saxophonist Sherman Irby, who will be in town to do a week-long educational residency for Jazz St. Louis that wraps up with performances on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at the Bistro. Irby is seen and heard here with his group Organomics at Cecil's Jazz Club in West Orange, NJ. The other members of the band are Bruce Edwards (guitar), Fred McFarlane (organ) and Alvester Garnett (drums), and the tune is called "Organ Starter."
That brings us to the end of today's post, and takes us up to the end of October on the calendar. Next week in this space, we'll have something different - most likely, a more detailed look at an upcoming concert - but look for part three of the fall preview in two weeks...