JAZZRVA.com celebrates jazz and jazz musicians in Richmond, Virginia, and makes it easy to find them. Contact us: Editor@JAZZRVA.COM
Entry page photos: Victor Haskins (Sean King photo); Nate Clark, tenor saxophone, at The Rabbit Hole; Gene Pendleton, guitar, Bruce Sullivan, organ, at Cary 100; NO BS! Brass (Lauren Serpa photo); Brian Sulser, bass, at Emilio’s (Diego Valdez photo).
Richmond-area jazz musicians, venue managers, impresarios: Email your calendar listings, along with your name and phone number.
If you’re performing around Richmond: Email links to your videos/audios, stills, live performances or demos, CD releases and cover images.
Day Labor: Steve Nash, editor (804) 993-0128
Entry page music: “The Triangle Pose” from the album Detour Ahead by Randy Johnston, guitar, with David ‘Fathead’ Newman (tenor saxophone), Joey DeFrancesco (organ), Byron Landham (drums).
Music this page: “Lonely Woman” from KATANGA!, Pacific Jazz (1963) — Curtis Amy, soprano saxophone; Dupree Bolton, trumpet; Ray Crawford, guitar; Jack Wilson, piano; Victor Gaskin, bass; Doug Sides, drums.
“…we want them to have a good time and if they’re not having a good time, help them to have an outlet to deal with whatever they’re dealing with in a cathartic way. It’s dance music.”
You’re just sort of searching for this ‘thing’ and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don’t… at least the way I play, I’m trying to follow my train of thought in a solo.
It’s not exclusive, but inclusive, which is the whole spirit of jazz.
The music can connect us to our earlier selves and to our better selves-to-come. It can remind us of where we fit on the time line of human achievement, an ultimate value of art.
If he’s a true symphony artist, he knows better than that because he knows that the only truly creative musician is the jazz musician.
What I’m doing, I prefer to call that jazz, because it is a beautiful word – I love it.