Monday, July 30, 2007

Andy Biskin- I Should Talk

No snitching.

Even at this late date, it's somewhat astounding to me that a modest clarinet, trumpet and bass trio can unfurl infinite musical possibilities. This unlikely group's foundation seems to be turn-of-the-20th-century popular music, but it spins in countless, unexpected directions, including old-timey, classical, jazz, ragtime and new music. Henry Threadgill, no doubt, would be pleased by the brilliant interplay of Andy Biskin, Dave Ballou and Drew Gress. Trio Tragico is a mind-blower.

This story in yesterday's Los Angeles Times explores the unlikely relationship between jazz and metal.

My review of last night's Musiq Soulchild and Chrisette Michele show reflects my frustration at not being allowed to fully enjoy the performance.

Kansas City Click: Coulter, a Seattle concern that sounds like vintage OMD, the Pet Shop Boys and Culture Club, are at the Record Bar tonight.

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