Sunday, April 06, 2008

Video Monday

In following the tradition of Clare we return again to Video Monday, where I post three videos that I find enjoyable or amusing. Let’s start with somebody we just saw. (yes, I know it's a little early, but at least it's up)

The local Stations Casino chain has started to put in small lounges that are used in the late evening as night clubs and in the earlier evening as smaller concert venues. By smaller I mean that there are probably about 200 seats, so no matter where you sit you are not far from the stage, and there are cocktail waitresses wandering about offering refreshment. These places are rather enjoyable to be in, and usually host jazz music. We’ve been over to the Railhead Lounge on the east side of town a few times, and last Friday we hit the lounge over in Green Valley. We went to see Keiko Matsui, a name I regularly hear on the ‘smooth jazz’ station I periodically listen to. She writes all of her own music, and has twenty albums out. For us she played electric piano and also had a concert grand. Very nimble fingers. Most songs were much faster than this one.

Coming to the same facility in July is someone my wife wants to hear, a trumpet player named Chris Botti. He used to play in Sting’s jazz band. She usually has the jazz station on and says that his music is different than most of the others.

Don’t think the singer in that one will be appearing there, but you never know. He’ll be in town on May 23 with his old group, The Police. Our local free jazz in the park series wll be starting up at the end of this month also, starting out with Spyro Gyra, and including a New Orleans band and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

The last video today is of a different direction, posted by Johnnie, truth in seduction.

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