Decent-ish for that sort of venue. Beautiful day, which helps🤠
Buddy Guy a couple of nights ago. Charlie Musselwhite opened, followed by Jimmie Vaughn and Buddy at 83 absolutely still killing it
Kamasi Washington just now, opening for Herbie Hancock. The new venue, the Mission Ballroom in Denver.
You lucky guy!! I still have to see/hear Hancock…
Ohhhh Myyyyyy Sweeet (insert favorite Deity here).
L to R (below): Herbie Hancock, Lionel Loueke, James Genus, Terrace Martin, Vinnie Colaiuta.
Herbie…80 years Young. I may have to take up Buddhism and go Vegan, if that’s why he is still so vital. He admits to being inspired by the band, and I can see why.
Loueke worked the guitar like Herbie does the keys - often you would think one was soloing and it was the other (keys making guitar sounds and vice versa) Genus’ day job is playing bass on SNL. Martin played keys and alto with authority and taste (and oh, BTW, he produced Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly”. And Vinnie…A Monster. I am so glad I got to see him. Up there with Jack DeJohnette for me, though very different stylistically. But from his opening lines, it was, “Ohhh Yeah…”.
Herbie did a really beautiful thing - stopped for 5-10 minutes to walk around, introduce and praise each member at length.
Only other time I’ve seen Herbie live was the Headhunters tour. Their interpretations of some of those tunes were ecstatic. Actually the whole set just bouyed me on waves of amazingness. If you are still interested in adventurous jazz - do not miss this tour.
aaarrrghhh…hope they travel to Europe!