Had a brilliant idea last week. I know, I'm awesome... Sent the following message to most (might have forgotten a few) of the Nextboppers.
"I want to gather a few of the artists on Nextbop and have them suggest a song every week to build a sort of playlist. I want to know what you guys are listening to, what you find dope, what you think absolutely everyone needs to listen to. It can be any genre, any period, absolutely anything. From Stravinsky to Wu-Tang to Nirvana to The Bad Plus to Art Blakey to Bob Dylan. Anything!"
We just had the honor of taking part in the Jazz Now project initiated by Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPR's A Blog Supreme.
Written by Neil Cowley
A typical Montreal Jazz Festival experience? Difficult to tell. Our single experience leaves us none the wiser. But for sure, it was one of the defining moments of OUR year. To think that we would arrive on the side of the Atlantic with the Jazz history to send us packing with our tails between our legs; and yet we should be received with such open arms and enthusiasm for what we do, lead us to declare our love for everything Canadian. We are pining right now for the outdoor stages, the omnipresent acrobats and cool merchandise drinking flasks which were such a big hit with my 3 year old boy.
We did it! We finally got a good shot of Neil Cowley! Hope you enjoy these pictures from his last gig at the Montreal Jazz Festival. And if he's ever playing in your area, make sure to go check him out. He's definitely worth it!