Jazz at the Bechtler: Post-Holiday Blues IX: Many Shades of Blue
LOCATION: BECHTLER MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 AT 6 AND 8:15 P.M.Buy Tickets
POST-HOLIDAY BLUES IX: MANY SHADES OF BLUE
All the merriment of the season is over and it's back to the same old routine. Blah. It's hard not to get the blues so why fight it? Come out and hear the Ziad Jazz Quartet perform post-holiday blues. The song selections include Charles Mingus' "Noddin Ya Head Blues," John Coltrane's "Equinox," Joe Henderson's "Isotope" and more.
Charles Mingus' "Noddin Ya Head Blues" was part of his 1977 album Three or Four Shades of Blue, which the Village Voice called "the best composed bebop" they had heard that year. Saxophonist Joe Henderson's "Isotope" first appeared on his 1964 album Inner Urge and has continued to inspire jazz musicians, evolving first in Henderson’s hands for multiple decades before being covered many times over. Its catchy melody has been a springboard for some inspired improvisations from many different musicians. "Equinox" was named by John Coltrane’s wife Naima, because Coltrane was born on September 23, 1926, one day before the official autumn equinox of that year. "Equinox" is a mysterious composition that follows a 12-bar minor blues progression, and first appeared on 1964's Coltrane's Sound.
The Ziad Jazz Quartet will also welcome drummer Kobie Watkins to perform with them for this concert. He has toured or recorded with Sonny Rollins, Kurt Elling, Curtis Fuller, Arturo Sandoval, George Coleman, Ira Sullivan and Sonny Fortune to name a few.
Concerts are performed at 6 and 8:15 p.m. with no intermissions. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. concert and 7:45 p.m. for the 8:15 p.m. concert. General seating is first come, first served. Enjoy light bites and a cash-only bar. Standing room only is available after all seats are claimed.
Image: Kobie Watkins. Photo by Andy Goh
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