Breaking my heart that I’m missing Guillermo Klein this week. His Domador de Heuellas (Sunnyside) is one of the more intriguing records to come along of late, dotted with the composer’s idiosyncratic vocals, and bolstered by the rhythmic turns that have marked his work for a decade now. This time he’s investigating music of Argentine songwriter Cuchi Leguizamon. In Klein’s hands, pithy material gets plump with improvisation, and his core octet follows the boss’s arrangements in a way that unfurls all sorts of episodes. Klein’s an expert at having a clipped motif develop into something meatier, and “Zamba Para La Viuda” and “Coplas Del Regreso” seem like folk tunes that have found ways to employ a panoply of horns. A Blog Supreme is in awe of the grooves that Klein concocts, and The Checkout spoke with him about his bandleading life. The Wall Street Journal profiled his Vanguard run with his band Base de Nave. Ben Ratliff synopsized his current position. A few year’s ago Reid Anderson got into Klein’s head for Do The Math. The vids are of GK’s Los Guachos outfit.
- Some things actually are perfect. Thanks, John. ♫ Lady Goes To Church – John Renbourn spoti.fi/1IA5yX2 4 days ago
- Mr. Mahanthappa meets Mr. Parker TONIGHT! @jazzstandardnyc @rudreshm bit.ly/1y15nxD 6 days ago
- New Thing at Bakersfield. Bryan and the Haggards @ Bait n Tackle. #Redhook 2 weeks ago
- Roy!!!!!Haynes!!!!!Roy Haynes!!!! bit.ly/1EIEKFc #jazz #drums 2 weeks ago
- Exactly what's stopping you from hitting Cornelia St Cafe tonight or tomorrow? #bigmouth @lightcapbass bit.ly/1N0ldm0 1 month ago
- Down the street from our house. Red Hook is a #mixeduse zone. nypost.com/2015/02/24/che… 1 month ago
- Always a blast to hear Xgau expound. Fun interview last night at Powerhouse with @jodyrosen peppering the q's. Tonight at the Strand! 1 month ago
- You feel lucky every time you walk in, right? Lots of labor keeps it going. Here are some of the fruits. bit.ly/1EkuhOT 1 month ago
- Audubon Ballroom, West 165th, one half-century ago. #malcolmx50 ♫ Malcolm, Malcolm - Semper Malcolm – Archie Shepp spoti.fi/1FGVo8h 1 month ago
- First set ftd a shotgun blast through "I Thought About You" & a blues for his neighbor, "Smelly." 2nd set rt now. lamentforastraightline.wordpress.com/2015/02/17/uri… 1 month ago
- Michael Blake Quartet @ Jazz Standard on Wednesday
- Birthday Boy Klem in Action
- John Raymond @ Small’s on Monday
- Happy Birthday Cecil Taylor
- Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Bird Calls @ Jazz Standard Tomorrow Night
- Anouar Brahem Souvenance (ECM)
- Rudresh Mahanthappa Bird Calls (ACT)
- Miguel Zenón Quartet, Friday March 20 @ Hostos Community College
- He Gave The Snakes and Toads A Twist And Banished Them Forever!
- Roy Haynes, Birthday Boy!
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