Thursday 24 Jul

Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Downtown Tulsa 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown and Milt Jackson - What's Up?: The Very Tall Band

None June 21st, 2007




Any time you have three jazz masters live on stage together, tearing into a set of bop standards, it's going to be a good thing. And this album, featuring Oscar Peterson on piano, Milt Jackson on vibes and Ray Brown on bass, fits that bill.


Following up on a 1999 release of selections from the group's performance over Thanksgiving weekend at New York City's Blue Note in 1998, "What's Up?: The Very Tall Band" features nearly an hour's worth of additional numbers from that same engagement.


While each of these titans already had a lifetime of accomplishment behind him at this point, they still sound nearly as fresh and vibrant as they did in the Fifties. Drummer Karriem Riggins, from Brown's regular band, takes advantage of the opportunity to accompany, laying down a pulsing foundation and sounding just as inspired as the stalwarts with whom he was sharing the stage. A great release.


"”Dave Bond

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