Tag: Brian Blade

  • Jenny Scheinman

    The jazz-folk violinist-singer-songwriter waxes affectingly autobiographical on her terrific new album, The Littlest Prisoner. Backed by avant-Americana guitarist Bill Frisell and superdrummer Brian Blade, who will appear with her here, and punctuated by instrumental folk interludes, Scheinman unflinchingly explores love, marriage, separation, and her unusual raised-by-hippies childhood in Northern California. Mon., June 30, 6:30 p.m., […]

  • Danilo Pérez+John Patitucci+Brian Blade Trio

    As the acclaimed rhythm section for the Wayne Shorter Quartet, this trio generates a sonic psychodrama each time the living legend hits the stage. Long story short, they’re responsible for some of the most engaging improv being made these days. On their own, Danilo Peréz, John Patitucci and Brian Blade are all about the creative […]

  • Wayne Shorter

    The jazz giant turns 80 in August, a milestone he’s marking early with an all-star birthday concert featuring collaborators past and present. This comes on the heels of Without a Net, a recently released live album that combines various incarnations of Shorter: the acoustic, the electric, the great improviser, and the nonpareil composer. Shorter has […]

  • Ed Simon Trio

    The pianist recorded his new live disc at the club last year, and as usual the oomph he gets from his extraordinary rhythm section highlights the polite (and cagey) touch he’s become known for. The process reveals that gentility has its own kind of thrust, and as Simon thinks his way through these swinging pieces, […]

  • Jenny Scheinman, Bill Frisell, & Brian Blade

    Along with frequent sidekick Bill Frisell, violinist Jenny Scheinman is one of the prime movers behind the Americana-ization of jazz. Performing a program of “Songs With and Without Words,” the fiddler, guitarist, and drumming giant Brian Blade will open a portal to shadowy and sublime realms of American roots music while exploring the wide open […]

  • Wayner Shorter Quartet and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

    The 79-year-old wunder-elder and his powerhouse trio—Danilo Pérez (piano), John Patitucci (bass), Brian Blade (drums)—join Orpheus for what should be a boundary-erasing romp through a few of the saxophonist-composer’s ambitious works for band and orchestra. In addition to Shorter’s Pegasus, Prometheus Unbound, and The Three Marias, Orpheus will also perform Beethoven’s overture Creatures of Prometheus […]

  • Jon Menges Trio w/ Pete McCann

    For those who never got to hobnob with the VIP crowd at Elaine’s, this Upper East Side spot is only a block away and offers that quintessential marker of New York restaurant culture, live jazz. Trumpeter Jon Menges and his drummer-less trio dish out cool standards that complement the Continental fare, but things might heat […]

  • Chick Corea

    Enjoying a full career in jazz usually means having a finger in many pies, and for the last half-century, the veteran pianist has been all about variety. This month, he’ll bring several of his key projects to the West Village club, and we’re particularly excited for the first week trio that pairs him with bassist […]

  • Edward Simon Trio

    The pianist was recruited by the SFJazz Collective last winter and spent a chunk of the year working with their imaginative Horace Silver designs. At a recent local gig, he demonstrated new physicality in his introspective approach to the keyboard. With nimble bassist John Patitucci and cinematic drummer Brian Blade stirring the pot, that aggression […]

  • Myron Walden

    The fine saxophonist has released a small flurry of new albums over the past several months, each with a distinctive persona. Tonight’s version will pull from Walden’s relatively sparse and spiritually inclined In This World, an album that actually fulfills the promise of deep-thought titles such as “Inner Peace” and “A Love Eternal” (but, let’s […]