Friday, April 27, 2007

Ken Peplowski- Please Be Kind


Ken Peplowski joins the Kansas City Jazz Orchestra for a tribute to Benny Goodman tonight. Presumably, he'll be playing clarinet. But listen to his gorgeous saxophone work on this standard from the out-of-print Mr. Gentle and Mr. Cool. The song also features pretty contributions from Bucky Pizzarelli on guitar and pianist Hank Jones.

My review of last night's Taylor Hicks show is here.

Mstislav Rostropovich died today. This video of the classical music giant performing Brahms is very compelling.

Bobby "Boris" Pickett has also passed. Someone just uploaded this terrific live video to YouTube. It'll make you smile.

Kansas City Click: If trad jazz isn't your thing, Pomeroy breaks in the new stage at Crossroads KC tonight. In their own way, they swing really hard.

Youngman Grand
are an Austin-based guitar-based indie pop band and namelessnumberheadman are, well... everything. Together, they make for a great double bill at the Brick on Saturday night.

Rhythm of the Night! The Beaumont becomes "a place you can dance the whole night away" when Chico and James DeBarge appear on Sunday.

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