Speaking of the journey, Wednesday night I attended a Blue Note Records listening party in the city. We were treated to upcoming new grooves from Cassandra Wilson, Van Morrison, and Al Green. They were all very good and will definitely worth checking out when they hit the stores soon.
Monday night, I checked out Jason Moran and The Bandwagon. He has a sound that is in tune with the past but he is definitely cutting a new path into the future. I will be checking him out again at Monterey this weekend.
I also saw the Terence Blanchard Sextet last weekend and they gave a great show. Terence is definitely innovator cultivating new grooves and new talent.
More reviews when I return from Monterey. Here is my list of must sees for Monterey in no particular order.
The challenge is that some of the performances overlap so I will catch as many artists as possible.
Enjoy your music! I know I will! 🙂