On November 22, the jazz world lost a prized possession in drummer Paul Motian. We asked Richmond jazz favorite Brian Jones and a few other musicians to describe what Motian means to them. Here’s what they said.
Guitarist Scott Burton and Dean Christesen talk about Glows in the Dark’s newest record “Beach of the War Gods.” Listen to the entirety of the album as Burton shares endless insight into its making, the compositions and the history of the band.
Thanks to Elliott Sharp for producing this video of RVAJazzfest 2011 on April 9!
For the Richmond Symphony, a new season is a chance to see the unexpected. Standard fare of Ravel, Bartok, and many more, of course, line the schedule that begins September 17 and goes through May of next year. For many, however, the Genworth Financial Symphony Pops will stand out as something special.
The sessions are long since over, two records wait eagerly in the can, and Karl Blau has returned home to Anacortes, Washington. Karl and Spacebomb sure were busy in February, but in case you didn’t find yourself in the fortunate position of getting to know Karl personally while he was in Richmond, we thought we’d cover that for you.
This month all over the U.S., people are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Miles Davis’s seminal album Bitches Brew and what would have been the legend’s 85th birthday. In 1987, Richmond Jazz Society hosted the man at Richmond’s Mosque Theater for what executive director B.J. Brown remembers as a “financial disaster but an artistic success.”
In less than two weeks, Harris Eisenstadt and Canada Day will prove that their identifiable sound, their bridging of jazz and rock, and their improvisational and experimental prowess fit right into what RVAJazzfest strives to accomplish.
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In Listening Back, we chronicle the happenings at The Camel’s free weekly jazz series on Tuesday nights. Be there if you can. But if you can’t, stop by here every Saturday for a recap in sights and sounds. This week, New York-based Zevious and local groups Top Knot Trio and SCUO continued the series. Due to [...]
In Listening Back, we chronicle the happenings at The Camel’s free weekly jazz series on Tuesday nights. Be there if you can. But if you can’t, stop by here every Saturday for a recap in sights and sounds. This week, New York-based Mara Rosenbloom Quartet (featuring native Virginian Darius Jones) hit Richmond on their tour and continued the series.