I wanted to do a warmup to the Season of Lists which starts this week by playing some of my favorite songs of the year. I didn't make an actual list of songs ranking them or anything, but I did put together a show that made sure I got to shout out what may not later have the opportunity to make it onto any particular lists of ours later.
The Line-Up for 9 December 2016
Saxophonist/vocalist Braxton Cook, in all the moves he has been making this year (it's not like he was previously known for being a vocalist, great as he is at it), can add that he has a dope, moody music video to go along with his new single. Check out the video for "Somewhere in Between" directed by Lucas Alvarado-Farrar after the jump.
Jamire Williams is an artist. He's best known for being a drummer. He has backed numerous groups. His style, which I have described on this site many times as a "constant rumbling", is signature and frequently in demand. As a musician, he is always one to listen for. Yet, over the last few years, it has become clear that Williams is more than this. Being a musician is great-- crafting sounds, making beats, moving people's heads and feet by way of their ears. However, Williams had had a vision of his own that captures more than the auditory medium, for Williams is a multimedia artist. And when it comes to art, particularly contemporary art, some of it just fits better in a gallery. Thus, Jamire Williams, in the constant expression of artistry has made a gallery album-- ///// EFFECTUAL out now on Leaving Records.
Our Patreon page/raffle is in its last few days. I'm in the middle of the Season of Lists which permeates this week's show a smidge. I'm still combing through shelves and stacks. This week's Line-Up is packed.
The Line-Up for 2 December 2016
One can hear a lot of different influences in guitarist Cameron Mizell's Negative Spaces. He can ride along with gentle curves like John Scofield, he can smartly noodle like Bill Frisell. He can be chameleonic as a player, but it all comes out sweetly.