This week we feature a veteran teaming up with some hot young cats, three killer saxophonists, some balkan/punk/jazz and one very special surprise.
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- Thomas Marriott – “Take It To The Ozone”
From the CD Flexicon (Origin Records)
Trumpeter Thomas Marriott has been playing with his Flexicon band every Friday for two years. There’s nothing like the chemistry that comes from a regular working band. But there’s also a lot of excitement when new players hook up and see what will happen, which is what Thomas is going for by hiring pianist Gus Carns, bassist Mark Hunter and drummer Evan Woodle to play with him at Tula’s this week. These are three of the hottest young cats on the Seattle Jazz scene, and as Thomas says, he hope they “make him sweat”.
Upcoming show: Sat., June 30th @ Tula’s
From the CD Jazz At The Philharmonic: Seattle 1956 (Acrobat Music)
This special treat comes from Dave’s personal collection. This concert reel was recently discovered near the San Rafael dump! Thank goodness it was recused, because it features 6 amazing sets from four different groups, including Roy Eldridge, Chick Webb, Oscar Peterson, Ella Fitzgerald, and this killer tune from Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz & the Modern Jazz Quartet. It’s an amazing slice of Seattle jazz history and we couldn’t wait to play it for you. The album is only available as an import, but it’s not too expensive, so click the album cover to get your own.
Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Stan Getz & the MJQ – “Shaw ‘Nuff”
From the CD Getting Sentimental (Pony Boy Records)
Tracy is bringing his killer quartet with John Hansen on piano, Larry Holloway on bass and Greg Williamson on drums to Boxley’s this week. Tracy spends most of his time as an educator so it’s always cool to see him getting out and playing. His debut album for Pony Boy is terrific, and Boxley’s is a great room for live music.
Upcoming show: Fri., June 29th @ Boxley’s
Tracy Knoop – “Stella By Starlight”
- Kareem Kandi – “R.I.T.”
From the CD See What I’m Saying (self-produced)
We’ve been playing Kareem’s new CD a bunch recently for two reasons: 1) we dig it, and 2) he’s been gigging a ton! He plays in a trio with Rob Hutchinson on bass and Julian Macdonough on drums, but this week he brings a new band, a quartet with Reuel Lubag on piano, Clipper Anderson on bass and Jacques Willis on drums, to Egan’s. That’s a killer rhythm section and a killer saxophonist out front…sure to be a great show!
Upcoming show: Fri., June 29th @ Egan’s
- Owcharuk 5 – “Mr. NO”
From the CD Kobzar (Broken Time Records)
Pianist and accordionist Michael Owcharuk has been leading the Owcharuk 5 for many years now. They recorded their debut with Beth Fleenor on clarinet, Jim Knodle on trumpet, Nate Omdal on bass and Cody Rahn on drums. Cody has since moved to NYC and Max Wood has taken over the drum chair. You can check out their signature brand of Balkan/punk/jazz at Mona’s this week.
Upcoming show: Sat., June 30th @ Mona’s
- Operation ID – “Think Accessories”
From the CD Legs (Table and Chairs)
Saxophonist Ivan Arteaga is curating the Racer Sessions this week. He is presenting his forays into the world of computer realized sound, and computer controlled digital signal processing. The Racer Sessions are continuing on in spite of Cafe Racer being closed for the time being. Check the website to see where it’ll be happening this weekend.
Upcoming show: Sun., July 1st @ Racer Sessions
See you in the clubs!