Posts Tagged live music review

Vijay Iyer and “Reaching” in Jazz Music

A few weeks back I witnessed Vijay Iyer, one of my favorite pianists, play a mesmerizing concert with the Vijay Iyer trio featuring Stephan Crump and Marcus Gilmore. It was without a doubt the most spectacular performance I have ever seen, and I suspect it will be my favorite concert that I will ever see. […]

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Jason Moran’s Tribute to Thelonious Monk: A Review of “Jason Moran’s, In My Mind, Monk at Town Hall, 1959” at the Kennedy Center

Jason Moran, one of the most talented jazz pianists currently working, has created a thoughtful and compelling tribute to the indispensably idiosyncratic Thelonious Monk with his performance of “In My Mind, Monk at Town Hall 1959”, shown March 28th at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Moran converses deeply with Monk, with Moran beginning the […]

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Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme (and mortality)

Last night I watched my favorite rock outfit, Queens of the Stone Age, perform a mesmerizing two hour show in a small and intimate thousand person occupancy theater in Richmond, Virginia. For those who haven’t heard QOTSA, their sound is of a unique sort; imagine the soundtrack to a silky, sexy debonair vampire king who […]

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