Every now and then you slip a disc into the CD player and immediately become engaged in a thrilling experience. Such is the case with alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo's new album “Threshold”. Firmly ensconced in the post-bop idiom, this smoking quintet session is full of captivating delights for the listener.
DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Mark Scherer, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha “The American Civil War: A Look Back 150 Years Ago” Part 3 – “Lincoln at Gettysburg: Finding Meaning in an Ongoing Tragedy: November – December, 1863”
Legendary Chicago Drummer & Bandleader Kahil El'Zabar continues to add fine recordings to an already impressive discography of discs firmly in the jazz avant-garde but rooted in straight-ahead jazz. Zabar's latest effort with his longstanding Ritual Trio band, Follow The Sun, continues in that direction.
DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Danielle Battisti, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha “The American Civil War: A Look Back 150 Years Ago” Part 2 – “The New York City Draft Riots and the Boundaries of Anti-Slavery Sentiment in the North: August – October, 1863”
DURHAM MUSEUM LECTURE – Mark Scherer, Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha “The American Civil War: A Look Back 150 Years Ago” Part 1 – “The Path to Gettysburg: January – July, 1863”
Dr. Lonnie Smith will perform in Omaha this weekend.
The good doctor of all things Hammond B-3 will bring his trio to the 1200 club at the Holland Performing Arts Center on Friday night February 7th. Showtime is at 8pm. For more information you may visit http://www.omahaperformingarts.org/
The endlessly creative and dynamic Hammond B-3 organist, now 71, continues to entertain audiences worldwide. His current trio includes Jonathan Kreisberg, guitar and Jonathan Blake, drums.
Here's a release that is going to write it's own review, a session so inspired and intuitively right-there that it all bubbles to the surface propelled by the buoyant trombone sound of Steve Davis. This quintet session is Davis's seventeenth album as leader and a gem among a steady succession of strong recordings.
When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture. The Beatles in America - 1964 takes listeners back to when The Beatles and America first got to know one another. This lively two-hour documentary features rarely heard archival audio, concert recordings, and new interviews with fans and reporters who were swept into The Beatles frenzy.