Monday, December 08, 2008

Late autumn update

I've been hitting the local blues jams again. Lots of fun. Playing is of course the reason I go there, but listening to some of the folks that show up is usually a blast as well. Last week Mark Hummel appeared with Steve Freund at the Little Fox Theater. Last night Garth Webber sat in with Stan Erhart's band at the Old Princeton Landing.

Last week someone taped most of one of the numbers I played on, and so you can get to see and hear me play a solo on YouTube:

I was looking forward to seeing Robben Ford next month at the Great American Music Hall but the shows have been canceled. Next show coming down the pike is the Five Peace Band – Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride, and Vinnie Colaiuta (with Brian Blade filling in when Vinne goes back to work for Jeff Beck in February).

Speaking of Jeff Beck, his recently-released live CD, Performing This Week… Live At Ronnie Scott’s, came out in November. A DVD recorded during the same five nights last November was previewed on the BBC and is supposedly being released in February 2009. From the looks of it, it's going to be a fantastic DVD. The BBC ones were on YouTube but they seem to have been removed.

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