Take your sweetheart to hear some live music
Remember to treat your valentine with something special on February 14 - we think that a pair of tickets to a concert is a perfect idea. Claudia Acuña, Joey Calderazzo, Branford Marsalis, and Miguel Zenón all have tour dates coming up, so check out their schedules and see if they will be performing somewhere near your home. Or might we suggest a romantic trip to San Juan, Savannah or New Orleans? Read more »
Branford Marsalis Quartet
Publication: Philadelphia Weekly
No doubt, the long-ago Sting sideman, former Tonight Show bandleader and guest food-taster on Top Chef is a celebrity. But undiluted jazz is the saxophonist’s message, and the relentless Branford Marsalis Quartet is the medium. In the 10 years since the untimely death of Kenny Kirkland, its original pianist, the band has gathered creative steam, proved again by the new album Metamorphosen, featuring material by each member (Marsalis, pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis, drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts). Brute-force swing, mournful melody, confounding rhythmic mazes, Thelonious Monk tunes—Branford and crew face every challenge with authority, maintaining a distinctive sound that only gets hotter in the live setting. Those who equate the Marsalis name with stiff traditionalism have another thing coming.