Om says SlimDevices has been sold to Logitech. I currently have 3 of their Squeezboxes around my house and love them, I syncronize the audio so no matter what room I’m in the music is the same. Logitech is another one of my favorite companies, or at least one of the ones I give all […]
A little Thursday music treat to round out this short holiday week: Rapunzel. Live in Chicago 1998 with the Dave Matthews band. The entire CD is fun, and this track has a particularly good sax solo.
Check out this awesome music video from the Roots. For bonus points, put your interpretation in the comments.
My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun, my hunger for her explains everything I’ve done. Herbie Hancock and Sting.
Jean-Louis is Everywhere, which has my favorite bass clarinet solo.
“I’m just a curbside prophet with my hand in my pocket”
Well the last gig got canned due to torrential rain, and now this Monday I’m feeling a bit under the weather. That’s life! Here are the details again, try to make it out if you can: Tonight at 7:30 PM I’ll be performing with the Dennis Dotson big band on lead alto. Our entire program […]
Come see me perform lead alto with an amazing big band.
Radiohead was really exciting. The Chronicle has a review, but like most stories there it’s painful to read and I doubt that link will last as long as this entry is on my front page. Our seats were on the lawn and we were a bit to the left and back. We had a good […]
As I may have told some of you already, I’m performing in the Kemah Boardwalk Jazz Festival again this year. This year I’m performing with a different (and honestly much better) group than I did in previous years. So on Sunday from 2:10–3:00 I’ll be on the Kemah stage, jazzin’ it up. An interesting note […]
Elissa made me a really cool mix CD, so cool I feel like I have to share the track list. Explosion — Dilute Paper Bag — Fiona Apple Kaini Industries — Boards of Canada Easy — Emiliana Torrini Why You’d Want to Live Here — Death Cab for Cutie Your Bleedin’ Heart — Reggie & […]
The word on the street is that tonight at 7:30 PM at the Pasta Co. on Woodway (map) there will be some burning big band jazz with yours truly and my good friend Rene in the alto section, and the lovely Sarah Williams screaming with the trumpets. Last week was a blast and this week […]
A lot has happened since the last time I posted, it’s been a series of very long days. Tuesday I went into work early to finish up some of the cabling (which is still going on) when mid-afternoon I got a call from John Greiner asking if I could play lead alto with a big […]
At an ungodly hour Saturday morning I will be leaving hot Houston for very hot Las Vegas. Why? Why does anyone go to Vegas? To play of course. I will be performing twice with a local union band for the American Federation of Musicians’ conference. I think the music is going to be pretty good […]
Several days ago Grenade—which I’m an official groupie of—recorded some tracks at the local PBS station to air twice on a “Best of Houston” show. I missed both, but never fear because the inimitable Kelly Dean, leader of the band, has posted the music with commentary. Go check it out, especially Stage Fright, for some […]
If you’re having a lazy Sunday I would highly recommend you go check out the two songs Derek has posted. I have to admit that before I clicked on the first one, my expectations were low. Not as any sort of statement on the musicianship of other web music I’ve heard before, but just that […]
I had a very artistic night, which I can only describe as spiritually refilling. It started at the first of two senior recitals of the night. It was by Joe Santa Maria and it was really great. The selection of tunes was very diverse (Beatrice was beautiful) and his tone sounded great. Directly following was […]
Post National Conference of Black Mayors gig rundown. Jazz at Cezanne’s was great.
Just got in from is one of the longest and latest rehearsals I’ve ever been in. Look at the timestamp. I would like to take this brief oppurtunity before I collapse from exhaustion to advise you of some upcoming performances. Tomorrow (Friday) at 8 I’m going to be playing at the Intercontinental Hotel for the […]
I know I’m too tired when I visit a page with terrible graphics and cheesy MIDI music playing in the background and think, “this is sort of nice.” To be completely honest, whatever the music is it’s mesmerizing, and quite relaxing. Maybe PhotoMatt could use some good relaxing background music… (Or maybe just video game […]