Saturday, October 15, 2005

Jazz and Blues... Saturdays? (better late than never)

McCoy Tyner is best known as the piano player in John Coltrane's extraordinary quintet from the early and mid 60's. Tyner was with Coltrane and Jimmy Garrison (bass) and Elvin Jones (drums) when Love Supreme set a new standard for spirituality and exploration in any kind of music.

As a solo artist, Tyner is simply thunderous. He can keep layering on more intensity through long solos and usually encourages his bandmates to do the same. This is not music for the faint of heart, but if you're willing to give it the time, the reward is remarkable. This set is from Finland in 1973 and it is a rawkus tribute to the spirit of John Coltrane and the ecstatic heights to which music can take us.

Here it now at Jazz and Blues Fridays on

Friday, October 07, 2005

Sun Destroyers Pictures

We had a nice time at the Fire - thanks to everyone for coming. Em took some great pictures. Here's two and you can link here to the Sun Destroyers page with more pics.

Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at JAZZ & BLUES FRIDAYS

We're up and running, so check it out! Hiroshima 1975. Great show, great sound, great performance. Enjoy at Jazz & Blues Friday.


... will be up shortly. It is Friday, isn't it? I'll get the website updated and then get some quality Blues for yer listening pleasure. Stay tuned...

METRO 1, MPOMY nothing

The Metro didn't go away - ugh! I should make a claim against the Daily News for infliction of emotional distress AND generally gettin' my hopes up. I do wish the Metro would just go away!

Sun Destroyers Gig - we Destroyed

The gig was a smashing success, if by smashing success you mean that there were only four people there. But we did rock out and it felt real nice to play for a full set of music. Pictures will be up soon, and we'll be trying to get another gig, so watch this space.