Tuesday, January 05, 2010

It's a new year and a new decade

... and it's starting off with a bang in the concert-going department, with two shows in the next 8 days:
  • Allan Holdsworth (guitar), Tony Levin (bass and Chapman Stick), Terry Bozzio (drums), and Pat Mastelotto (drums) at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz Wednesday, January 6. (Yup, you read right, two drummers.) I haven't seen Allan since he toured a couple of years ago with Alan Pasqua, Jimmy Haslip, and Chad Wackerman... the last time I saw Pat Maselotto was with King Crimson in 2003, I think... and I have not seen Terry Bozzio since he played with Jeff Beck in 1994 or so... and I have not seen Tony Levin since saw him with the mid-eighties version of King Crimson. I'm really curious what they will cook up for us... I suspect it will be highly improvisational.
  • Robben Ford (guitar) with Michael Landau (guitar), Jimmy Haslip (bass), and Gary Novak (drums) at Yoshi's in Oakland on Thursday, January 14. This will be the third time I've seen Robben since last February, each time in a different context.

2 comments:

couser said...

hi allen...
just came across your blog...alan holdsworth is performing here in pa. next month....the same night that yes will be performing in a small venue (penn's peak) 4 miles from where i live....what a dilemma...anyway, i'll probably go to see steve howe and the boys, coz the winter is tough here this year and the holdsworth concert is about 40 miles from here (sellersville theater)...

anyway, just want to say hi, and keep up the blog...i enjoy it...

happy new year to you and yours...
couser crowley
jim thorpe, pa....

Alan Oehler said...

Thanks, Couser, I appreciate the comments.

It appears that Holdsworth show in PA is with the Tony Williams tribute band (Alan Pasqua, Jimmy Haslip, and Chad Wackerman) that recently released a live double CD... I saw them in '06, I think it was, at Yoshi's in Oakland. Fantastic show. There's also a DVD from that tour...