Friday Aug 8
8/8/14: Today's Tips: Friday
FESTIVAL/MUSIC : Hudson Music Festival @ various locations, Hudson. It's Day One of New York State's biggest free three-day music festival.
Los Angeles Times
Jazz picks: Ambrose Akinmusire with Ben Wendel and more
You'd be hard pressed to find a more adventurous jazz trio on Saturday night. Hot off the heels of his latest album, the lushly ambitious "The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier to Paint," trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire joins reedist-composer Ben Wendel, who has released evocative albums on his own as well as with pianist Dan Tepfer and the genre-skipping ... (more)
Vinicius Cantu ria peppers SFJazz run with Jobim classics
The graceful Brazilian guitarist and singer Vinicius Cantuaria , who made his name playing drums for Caetano Veloso and writing the lovely hit song " Lua e Estrela " for him, moved to New York in 1994 and became immersed in a downtown scene that found him mixing it up with musicians as varied as Bill Frisell , Laurie Anderson and Brad Mehldau , as ... (more)
Good and gone
An unspoken theme runs through the mourning occasioned by the recent deaths of the jazz pianist Horace Silver , the pop lyricist Gerry Goffin , and the R&B singers Bobby Womack and Bobby "Blue" Bland : namely, that we may not see their likes again-and that we may be worse off as a result.