Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spring update

Spring is not only here, it's 1/3rd gone already... jeepers.

Not much to report, alas. There have been some great recent concerts that I've missed, alas, notably Brad Mehldau, Pat Metheny's Orchestrion project, John Scofield, and Jeff Beck. There's been a few new recordings, including the new Jeff Beck one, Emotion & Commotion. On the near horizon (and on pre-order) are new releases by John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension and Robben Ford's latest project Renegade Creation, the band formerly know as Trial By Fire, about whose performance at Yoshi's I wrote about previously.

The band SNUG has a new bass player, Mark Cvitkovich, and we are getting him up to speed with the repertoire. I've been doing my usual jamming thing, more often some weeks than others. To fill the void left by the defunct Golden Gate Blues Society jam, I've finally gone out and visited a few of the other jams I've been thinking about trying for a while. I've been trying to play some more jazz too before I start devolving too much.

My trusty old Gibson L6-S is back in action finally. The jack had gotten rather loose and caused an intermittent connection, which rendered it mostly unusable until repaired.