January 8, 2009. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
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January 7, 2009. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
I arrived at the Village Vanguard at 6pm this evening. Kurt was already onstage "shredding," as he called it. The guitarist is acutely dedicated to his craft and his sound. He played alone for nearly two hours. I could actually hear him processing each note.
Drummer Kendrick Scott just arrived. He's backstage hitting the practice pad. For a moment, he laid down his sticks. On them, he wrote, "Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace." He says it's from the Peace Prayer of St. Francis (of Assisi).
The band's all here. Hail, hail.
A Rosenwinkel original, "Our Secret World," kicks off the show. Everyone on the band spent plenty of time warming up, so they should be ready.
This is quite a quartet of young modernists. Pianist Aaron Parks' "Peaceful Warrior" is such a beautiful composition. And these guys like to play it...
Nice to hear these four swing in that traditional feel. Listen closely, and you might figure out why this song is called "A Shifting Design."
Beautiful ballad that just wafts in the air. Kurt had a lovely guitar intro. Aaron and Kurt manage to play well as two strong chordal instrumentalists. Not easy to do.
The song is called "Path of the Heart," by the way.
New music debuts on our live concert from the Village Vanguard. "Untitled" from Kurt Rosenwinkel.
Killing through Kurt's "Zhivago" to close the set. Rock it, baby!
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January 7, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.
Freddie hubbard died on December 29th from complications after a heart attack. He was 70. As the world mourns the loss of the phenomenal musician, radio stations that stretch the globe -- including WBGO -- celebrate his memory. If you missed our special Freddie Hubbard hour broadcast -- with drummer Kenny Washington, pianist Cedar Walton, trumpeters David Weiss and Roy Hargrove -- you can click here to listen on-demand. You won't be disappointed. It features two exclusive WBGO interviews with the trumpet master, including his very last media date with WBGO's Awilda Rivera. - Simon Rentner
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