- MONDAY: Nobody's Business, "Forward Momentum." Denton-based group featuring former One O'Clockers Evan Weiss and Roberto Verastegui, along with my drummer of choice for small-group stuff, Colin Hinton. The instrumentation is trumpet/Rhodes/guitar/drums, which makes it sort of the trumpet equivalent of Chris Potter's Underground.
- TUESDAY: Rainer Tempel, "Tempelektrisch." German keyboardist and top-notch composer leads a band that's not as electric as the name implies.
- WEDNESDAY: John Ellis and Double Wide, "Dance Like There's No Tomorrow." Funky tenor w/ organ, drums...and sousaphone!
- THURSDAY: Tim Collins, "Fade." Vibraphonist writes memorable tunes and uses "guitar" effects on his vibes at times. The final tune, "Joyride," is one of the happiest songs I heard in all of 2009.
- FRIDAY: Paquito D'Rivera: "A Taste of Paquito." One can't possibly fit his "greatest hits" into a single CD, but this is a pretty good sampling of his Columbia Records years.
Also, Dog Soup, "Fragments." British quartet started as a Miles tribute band, went off in own direction (with great results).
- SATURDAY: Radiohead, "The King of Limbs." All the cool jazz kids love them, and the coolest ones (Chris Potter, Brad Mehldau, etc.) cover their songs.
- SUNDAY: Steve Coleman and Five Elements, "Def Trance Beat." Adventurous improvising over funky rhythms, and one of the best free downloads I've ever gotten.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Playing This Week in the Kevmobile
Here's the weekly list of my iPod selections...