Listening to "Embrace" reminds one how much fun it can be to get lost then found in a musical experience. The music that Chris Dingman, Linda May Han Oh, and Tim Keiper create alternately whispers and shouts out to to the listener to loosen the fears and worries that the world piles up on the doorstep, find a friend or group of friends, share these sounds, and celebrate life and community.
For more information, go to www.chrisdingman.com. The trio, with album producer Keith Witty (also a Wes grad) standing in for Ms. Oh, appears at the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in Queens, NewYork (514) and at Firehouse 12, 45 Crown Street in New Haven, CT (5/15).
Enjoy this track:
Ben Perowsky, John Medeski, and Chris Speed – RedCred – make powerful music together, much of which will make you move with a pair of pieces that offer respite from the powerful jams. "Upstream" was worth the wait as it is timeless creative music.
For more information, go to www.perowsky.com/redcred/.
Here's the Jaco Pastorius piece:
One could put "Peninsula" on repeat and hear something new each time. Clark Sommers' Ba(SH) plays spirited music that refer to its predecessors yet is firmly situated in the here and now.
For more information, go to www.outsideinmusic.com/artistsandreleases/2020/3/4/clark-sommers-bass.
Here's a taste of the album: