Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Lonnie Plaxico- Squib Cakes
Melange is one of many stigmatized titles from the last of the days in which major labels still issued mainstream jazz recordings. Just because a release was ill-conceived as a commercial product shouldn't make the music it contains any less appealing. More jazz artists would be well-advised to subscribe to the same flexible approach as Lonnie Plaxico. He plays both electric and acoustic bass and throws top-tier talent including Lew Soloff and Tim Ries into loose but serious settings. "Squib Cakes" is just one of many MP3s also available at Plaxico's site.
I spotted Wolfmother hanging out at a casino's buffet this afternoon. I was tempted to introduce myself and talk about tips for maintaining big hair, but I left them alone.
Kansas City Click: Alison Krauss and Union Station are at Starlight tonight. I'll be there, too.