One of the best songs off BADBADNOTGOOD's latest album, III, just got a different sort of video treatment. As part of Noisey Canada's Altered States series, the trio with saxophonist Leland Whitty in tow played "Confessions" on the beach of Ontario's Bruce Peninsula. Watch the video and the boys at peace with nature after the jump.
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If you are in any way involved in the jazz community in America, you've probably read this blog post: Why Americans Don't Like Jazz. Now, I don't normally give too much weight to opinion posts written in 2003 about jazz that have no verifiable, relevant, or comprehensive data to support the author's position. However, the apparent popularity of this amongst jazz supporters of all kinds has pushed me to take a look.
If you didn't hear some time last month, Medeski Martin & Wood are teaming up once again with guitarist John Scofield on their new album, Juice, on Indirecto Records. The quartet will be touring Europe through November for 14 dates and the US in December in support of the new album which releases September 16th.
Check out the single, "Sham Time", after the jump.
The guys from Phronesis just released a new video from the folks at Unseen Recordings, a live performance of "Behind Bars" off their great live album, Life to Everything. It's all close and shadowy and moody, just like the song. Check it out after the jump.
I gave half a mind to try to make some sort of patriotic show but I couldn't figure out how. Had I put more thought into it, maybe something would have come up but instead I did a conventional show. In fact, I sorted through my email for much of this week's show. I'm trying to do better at that. This should be some sort of theme, perhaps since I feel I probably say this every few months or so.
The Line-Up for 4 July 2014