Thursday 17 Apr

Odyssey of the mind

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey 

with Culture Cinematic and ADDverse Effects

9 p.m. Friday

Twisted Root Gallery

3012 N. Walker Ave.



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Frndz with benefits

Boyfrndz with Bored Wax and The Hitt Boyz

9 p.m. Sunday

Blue Note Lounge

2408 N. Robinson Ave.



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Saddle up

Horse Thief with Deerpeople and Pageantry

8:30 p.m. Friday

ACM@UCO Performance Lab

329 E. Sheridan Ave.



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High heaven

Glow God with Weed, Feral Future and Power Pyramid

7 p.m. Friday

Capitol House


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Darkened tones

Chevelle with Nothing More and Middle Class Rut

6:30 p.m. Monday

Diamond Ballroom

8001 S. Eastern Ave.



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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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