Tonight we went to a concert in jazz series we subscribe to--Stefon Harris and his ensemble, Blackout. It was pretty great--a combo of free jazz fluidity with some serious groove. Harris is a marimba/vibraphone player, which might give one pause. However, it was all great--there were synth-y sounds galore, another potential deal-breaker, but it just made everything sound groovy.
We recently saw Jon Faddis, a trumpeter, and before him, Brad Mehldau, which was utterly sublime. Upcoming are Dianne Reeves and then Regina Carter. In between we will see Ben Folds. And in March, there was Rufus. Musical blessings.