Sunday, July 30, 2017
Hiatus Watching & Listening (Pt 2)
For ticket information, go to musicmountain.org/category/concerts/ or call 860-824-7126 or 860-824-7626.
Here's the group's take on Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are a-Changin'":
Take a listen to Vito Aiuto's song:
Here's a track from the new Bill Cunliffe record "BACHanalia" that I will review when the hiatus is through. It's a smashing arrangement of a tune by Oscar Levant (that's a character from the past) and features a wonderful flugelhorn solo from Terell Stafford:
And, while in a bit of ballad mood, here is the duo of Jason Anick (electric mandolin) and Jason Yeager (piano) with the rhythm section of Greg Loughman (bass) and Mike Connors (drums) performing a George Harrison tune. They've got a fine new album on Inner Circle Music titled "United."
How about a "modern" brass quartet. The Westerlies, born in Seattle, WA, and now based in New York City, make such fascinating music. The foursome includes Riley Mulherkar and Zubin Hensler on trumpet, and Andy Clausen and Willem de Koch on trombone. Here's a piece from each of the ensemble's two Songlines recordings. The first album was dedicated to the music of Wayne Horvitz:
The following track is a Duke Ellington tune from the ensemble's self-titled second album: