Sunday, February 20, 2011

Playing This Week in the Kevmobile

Here's the weekly list of my iPod selections...
  • 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.
This has been a busy week, but thankfully, there's been some great music to see me from place to place.

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