J-Groove – Vol. 2

Where did the time go?
It is time to set the clocks back this weekend! I have been away on an unscheduled but needed break from blogging. I would sit down at the computer with lots of great ideas but none of them would turn into entries. I think that is happening for a lot of the blogosphere these days. Thank you for your calls and emails to check up on me. I have a lot of catching up to do and I am giving myself the rest of the year to do it.
Before I forget…a few new doll photos and pricing have been added in the Dolls by Mother and Daughter photo gallery. For additional information, please send an email to dollsmd@adelphia.net.
What am I listening to?
I have had latest releases from Queen Latifah, Brenda Russell, Chaka Khan, David Sanchez and René Marie on heavy rotation in the CD players. My honorable mentions are Jill Scott, Lalah Hathaway, and Maysa. I need to give these three a closer listen before I give you my thoughts but they are definitely worth getting.
Where is the groove this weekend?
Kimball’s East has a brand new website and it looks good. The very gifted Rachelle Ferrell will be playing there Thursday thru Sunday for two shows each night. Hopefully, we will get to hear music from and about her much anticipated new release.
South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim will be playing at Yoshi’s from Thursday thru Sunday for two shows each night.
Extraordinary drummer Terri Lyne Carrington will be playing at The Jazzschool on Sunday at 4:30pm with the Susan Muscarella Trio. This should definitely be a great show.
The 22nd Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival is underway now thru November 7. This weekend’s highlights include Dena DeRose, Dianne Reeves, Jimmy McGriff, and Michel Camilo.
Speaking of Dianne Reeves, she has a new Christmas album on Blue Note Records, Christmas Time is Here.
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Grand Opening Festival runs thru November 7. I will definitely go there on my next trip to New York City. A related article from the Seattle Times, “Milestone venue gives jazz a home in New York”
Other News and Grooves
Guitarist Earl Klugh has a brand website. No word on there as of yet when his new release will be out but I will keep checking.
Vocalist Clairdee will be playing a Pete Escovedo’s Latin Jazz Club in San Jose on November at 8:30 and 10:30pm. She will also be doing her 3rd Annual Christmas Concert at Yoshi’s on December 23 and her new album, Live at Yoshi’s, will be released on February 1, 2005.
NYTimes.com: Jazz Impresario Tries New Idea: Jazz, Just Jazz
Village Voice.com: Trumpets No End
Coming back soon….Flashback Friday!!

2 Responses to “J-Groove – Vol. 2”

  1. Flashback Friday returns? Ooh!

  2. ej says:

    You’re back! You’re back!

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