I went to the Jazz Jam at the Cardinal a couple of weeks ago, which is hosted by the New Breed quartet every Tuesday. If you're in Madison, this is the place to be on a Tuesday night, believe me. 1/2 price wine and a great band. Go!
Anyway, I sat in for a rendition of Wayne Shorter's Footprints, after which a drummer and sax player who also sat in and I decided to meet up later for a trio hang.
Turns out we're the coolest band ever! Here is the second improvisation we did, which I've broken into two parts:
the JazzSports! sessions, featuring:
Pete Ross, saxophone
Kyle Traska, drums
Ben Willis, bass
Speaking of new music, here is some new stuff from some great musicians I'm really happy to know:
The recycle project is an electronic music/sound design project of composer/cellist/scholar Brian Grimm, in which he takes recordings of his acoustic works, and manipulates them into new pieces.
Here is another new track by Brian, which is exceedingly hip:
It is dedicated to a friend of his, a bass player, who has sadly passed this last week. I also lament the loss of another bass player. May he rest in bass!
Also check out this month's bell monks video:
I send emails occasionally about upcoming performances. They're very cordial.
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