Archives: scott burton

Building groove mansions

Recently, bassist Jason Ajemian and his group High Life released a new record on Jason’s Sundmagi label called “Riding the Light into the Bird’s Eye.” I’m always interested in a band’s approach to composition and improvising, and thought it’d be cool to give everyone a peek into the truly unique approach that Ajemian has taken […]

Listening back: Glows in the Dark

Listen Glows in the Dark’s 75 minute set in its entirety. The band was in top form on the night of the release of their second album “Beach of the War Gods.

Old band, new sound, one night of fun

The best bands in Richmond combine strong group voices with unique individual voices. Occasionally, bands will leave character for one night and do something truly special. On Thursday February 24, Glows in the Dark will host “Mondo Italia Dance Party.” With extremely original compositions and John Lilley (sax), Reggie Pace (trombone), Scott Burton (guitar), Cameron […]

Tracing SCUO

When guitarist Scott Burton and drummer Scott Clark formed SCUO, their goal was to write music that was harder than they could possibly play, but it’s their minimalist approach that gives it all purpose.

Revisiting and reliving Tristano

Jason Scott can’t get away from the music of Lennie Tristano, and it’s a good thing. The gigs on which he performs the piano master’s compositions, as he did on Monday night, are just as much entertaining history lessons as they are a couple sets of interesting and not often heard jazz.

Double take: Glows in the Dark

Composer and guitarist Scott Burton’s compositions drip with drama, but it’s input from the entire band that makes everything go. On Sunday and Monday nights, Glows in the Dark brought their cinematic music to the stage.

Model for a Monday

Alan Parker 5, Jason Scott 5, and Trio of Justice transformed Monday night with all new music. There’s a theory going around that Wednesday is the new Saturday in Richmond. Does that make Monday the new Wednesday?

Musicircus in Photos, Part 2

Our soundless retrospective of Musicircus through photos continues.

Three Richmond Musician Moguls

by Dean Christesenphotos by Will Fisher The following Q&A was published in The Commonwealth Times on July 1, 2009, and is reprinted here with permission. While the article’s main purpose was to give advice to young musicians wishing to form bands, the responses from Burton, Pace, and White are valuable and should be of interest […]

RVAjazzfest: Glows in the Dark

Glows in the Dark will perform at RVAjazzfest with Steven Bernstein, Fight the Big Bull, and Boots of Leather on February 21, 2009, 8pm, at The Camel. Tickets are $10, all ages welcome. by Joey Ciucci Given Glows in the Dark’s penchant for cerebral, sometimes disorienting tunes, the title of their first album, Music to […]