Just graduating from high school, Kofi Shepsu is already a veteran of many local performances, including this one at The Rabbit Hole in May. He’s often the leader, as in this case.
Street Pharmacy is the tune, part of the new album Live at Vagabond. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgsNDXK6H54 Bass – Andrew Randazzo Drums – Corey Fonville Guitar – Morgan Burrs Keyboards – DJ Harrison Saxophone – Marcus Tenney
“Suspended at the Steps…” a Taylor Barnett composition, his first, written in the year 2000. Taylor Barnett: trumpet, flugelhorn. Marcus Tenney: saxophone. Randall Pharr: bass. Emre Kartari: drums and cymbals, at The Rabbit Hole, May, 2018.
“Footprints,” a Wayne Shorter composition. Heard first on his 1966 album Adam’s Apple, and soon after on the Miles Davis album Miles Smiles. Played here by RVA’s Pocket Jazz: Eric Oritt – guitar, Chris Ludwig – bass, Dave Triplett – fluegelhorn.
The Jose Feliciano composition “Affirmation” was heard on the 1976 George Benson album Breezin’. Solo performance here by Gene Pendleton.
“Train to Bamako” by Tim Harding. Chris Vasi – guitar (and solo), Charles Nill – guitar, Charles Hunter – keyboard, James McDonald – congas, Carter Blough – bass, Hunter Duke – drums, Tim Harding – alto sax. At CrossroadsCoffee & […]
“Eronel” is usually attributed to Thelonious Monk, but that’s a fight, according to author D.G. Kelley. And it’s less important — see if you can hear this story, within the music: “Eronel” is Lenore spelled backwards, and the Lenore in question […]
The demographics are pretty clear on the dance floor: ages 3 through 9, maybe. They are REALLY into jazz — and The Mekong Express and Get Fresh Horns. Some fine solo work to be heard: Todd Herrington- Bass Ben White- […]
The Quintet: Rex Richardson, trumpet Brian Jones, drums Randall Pharr, bass J.C. Kuhl, tenor saxophone Trey Pollard, guitar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oRrktYrMY4