This Week’s Preview

So I’ve decided to write about shows that I intend to see and/or if I can’t make them, I highly recommend you checking them out.

Monday, April 14th
Eivind Opsvik
Overseas with Tony Malaby, Jacob Sacks, Kenny Wolleson
at Knitting Factory Tap Bar 8 pm $13

If you haven’t checked this band out, you should really go. Eivind’s compositions are beautiful and memorable. All the members of the band are incredible improvisers and spectacular performers. I love this band!

Tuesday to Sunday, April 15th-20th
Bill Frisell 858 Quartet with Jenny Scheinman, Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts
at Village Vanguard 9, 11 pm $30

If you have the coin to see Bill Frisell, go and check him out. I haven’t heard this particular ensemble but I usually like anything that Bill Frisell does.

Friday and Saturday, April 18th and 19th
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
with Erica vonKleist, Ben Kono, Dan Willis, Mike McGinnis, Josh Sinton, Ingrid Jensen, Seneca Black, Tom Goehring, Ryan Keberle, Mike Fahie,
James Hirschfeld, Jen Wharton, Sebastian Noelle, Mike Holober,
Matt Clohesy, Jon Wikan
at the Jazz Gallery 9, 10:30 pm $15

Normally I’m not the biggest fan of big band but Darcy has a cool thing going on and it’s worth checking out. His compositions are modern and relative to the times (if that makes any sense). I admire what Darcy does and his blog is great too. He is as articulate with his words as he is expressive with his music. You won’t regret going to hear his band.

Well that’s what I am going to try and check out this week. I hope to see you there.