So last night I visit MOG and jumped around checking out jazz musicians, it started with Walter Smith III Live in Paris which led to bassist Hans Glawischnig led to Antonio Sanchez, who actually appears in my library as he is part of Gary Burton’s Quartet and appears on his album Quartet Live. Antonio in turn led to Ari Hoenig.…Reading Hoenig’s biography at Wikipedia I saw that…..
Since 2005 Ari has appeared with many of jazz’s finest up & coming guitarists such as Jonathan Kreisberg who’s a member of Ari’s Punk Bop Band and Israeli transplant Gilad Hekselman
A trip to Gilad Hekselman revealed that . “While Hekselman sees this group (which features bassist Joe Martin and drummer Ari Hoenig) as a co-op, he is the first among equals and shows that he clearly has a potentially significant future” So I gave the album Splitlife a listen and enjoyed it and then moved on to Jonathan Kreisberg and his album Night Songs which features Gary Versace, Matt Penman and Mark Ferber. When I read this I went Gary Versace’s page where I read in the AllMusic Guide review that…..
Gary Versace is one organist who plays music far beyond soul-jazz, moving into a realm of progressive sounds that approach the visionary Larry Young and rival peer Larry Goldings. With saxophonist Donny McCaslin and electric guitarist Adam Rogers, Versace is able to buoy their melodies with a visceral yet vibrant underpinning. He is fond of rhythms removed from 4/4, and the complex moods displayed during “Dangerous Land” and the quirky “Pinwheel” suggest that Versace will never play it safe, especially in the company of individualist musicians like Rogers and McCaslin.
Ok so I know Larry Young bit now Larry Goldings the first album that caught my eye was Goldings 2002 release Sweet Science – looking at the track list on the album the first track is titled “Asimov” good enough for me to stop and take notice. I enjoyed the album and have yet another organist to add to my collection!!
So it was a productive night lots of good jazz to listen to from:
Anthony Wilson, Larry Goldings & Jim Keltner: Live at Blue Whale – “Mezcal” (Wilson/Goldings)
Jim Keltner is a drummer that appears in my music library and probably everyone else’s as he has played as a session drummer with
Leon Russell, Gabor Szabo, Delaney Bramlett, Roy Orbison, Harry Nilsson, Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Guthrie Thomas, Steely Dan, Joe Cocker, Van Dyke Parks, the Rolling Stones, Frankie Valli, Ronnie Wood, Bill Wyman, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Brian Wilson, Roger McGuinn, Seals and Crofts, The Ramones, Bill Frisell, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Neil Young, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Phil Keaggy, Steve Jones, Crowded House, Fiona Apple, Elvis Costello, The Bee Gees, Jackson Browne, The Manhattan Transfer, Randy Newman, Ry Cooder, Sam Phillips, Los Lobos, Pink Floyd, Warren Zevon, Rufus Wainwright, Tom Petty, Gillian Welch, the Steve Miller Band, Alice Cooper, Sheryl Crow and Lucinda Williams among many others. He is featured on Carly Simon’s 1971 album, Anticipation. In 1973, Keltner was the session drummer on Bob Dylan’s Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, which includes the hit “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door”. Keltner says that session “was a monumental session for me because it was such a touching song, it was the first time I actually cried when I was playing. Like I said Keltner’s drumming has been hard by every music fan!!
Like I said Keltner’s drumming has been hard by every music fan!