Friday, May 8, 2020
The Powers That Be (solo piano & legendary songwriter)
For more information, go to www.akamu.net/shipp.htm.
Here's a track to whet your appetite:
For his latest album, "Passion Flower" (Gemini Music/ Sunnyside), he toured to the music of Billy Strayhorn while assembling a group that includes bassist Boris Kozlov, drummer Lewis Nash, and tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander plus one notable vocal contribution from Raul Midón.
One may pass on "Passion Flower" but do so at your own loss. John Di Martino and his cohorts create a program that may seem familiar yet is so passionate, emotionally rich, lively, and heartfelt that Billy Strayhorn's songs come to life. Listen and learn!
For more information, go to johndimartino.com. To purchase the album, go to sunnysiderecords.bandcamp.com/album/passion-flower-the-music-of-billy-strayhorn.
Here's the delightful opening track: