The here and now... and what and why

Complacency is a trap. At least that’s what I was thinking when I up and left the comfort of a Yankee prep school gig, where I taught music, amongst other things, for 28 years. There was also that life long career as a composer, musician and artist.

First, it was a year in St. Thomas, USVI, working as a reporter and shooting photography and then, a year in San Agustin Etla, Oaxaca, Mexico.
Time passed.
More time passed and a year back in the Athens of America followed by a hasty return to Oaxaca where it is all happening.
A couple of years in San Sebastian Etla and now, just down the road in San Pablo Etla. Life is good.

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Santo Domingo
The view from Corazon del Pueblo

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Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Musician, photographer, videographer, reporter, ex-officio teacher, now attempting to be a world traveler

Monday, February 28, 2011

Kurt Elling

As I prepare to head south, I just want to say that it has not been all work and no play.  Boston has some fine clubs, Scullers being just one of them.  I was lucky to catch Kurt Elling, jazz vocalist extraordinaire on the weekend.  He appeared with Laurence Hobgood (piano), Harish Raghavan (bass), Ulysses Owens (drums) and John McLean (guitar).  All were exceptional, with Owens a real standout.

Kurt sang this one, the highlight of the night.
Here's a video of the same band (sans guitar) with Ernie Watts on tenor, who playing a pretty friggin' amazing solo.