December 11, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Next week, Cedar Walton's trio wraps up our 2008 concert series from the Village Vanguard. Don't worry, there's more to come:
The series kicks off 2009 with a performance from guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel on January 7, which will be available for download as a podcast. Grammy© winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard brings his quintet to the Vanguard in February along with special guests, and Grammy© nominated saxophonist David Sanchez follows in March with his quartet performing material from Sanchez's recent recording, Cultural Survival. In April, trumpeter and composer Tom Harrell and his quintet will play music from an upcoming release, Prana's Dance.
Live at the Village Vanguard Schedule
Wednesday, December 17 - Cedar Walton Trio
Wednesday, January 7 - Kurt Rosenwinkel Group
Wednesday, February 18 - Terence Blanchard Quintet
Wednesday, March 18 - David Sanchez Quartet
Wednesday, April 8 - Tom Harrell Quintet
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January 2, 2008. Posted by Angelika Beener.
2007 is ending, and though this year was pretty dry in my humble opinion, it was a GREAT year for music. Here are my favorite albums of 2007. I hope you'll check some of them out. And maybe some of these are your favorites, too!
Terence Blanchard - A Tale of God's Will: A Requiem for Katrina (Blue Note)
Jose Gonzalez - In Our Nature (Peacefrog)
Radiohead - In Rainbows (Radiohead)
Robert Glasper - In My Element (Blue Note)
Kendrick Scott Oracle - The Source (World Culture Music)
Charles Mingus Sextet w/ Eric Dolphy - Cornell 1964 (Blue Note)
Common - Finding Forever (Geffen)
Mike Moreno - Between the Lines (World Culture Music)
Many of the people on my list are fantastic, young jazz musicians who are blazing the trails of this music. I can't wait to see what's in store for 2008 from some of my favorite artists!
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