Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Al Grey

I have a new-found appreciation of trombone players after listening to some of Al Grey's work. His use of the plunger is unparalleled. For me, the combination of playing a trombone and combining it with the plunger is too difficult to fully comprehend. To be able to play such sweet music with such a combination is beyond words.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Wynton Marsalis

I truly enjoyed Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Saturday night in Minneapolis. The show started off very light-hearted with nursery rhymes, a rendition of "It Ain't Easy Bein' Green" with vocals and then moved to more serious jazz. Wynton did an excellent job of providing some narration by way of introduction to each song.

Here are a few photos from the show.