“Walter and I get all kinds of crazy ideas in our heads,” O’Dell said. “We’ve done several programs with him here. He’s always calling me up and saying, ‘You need to interview this guy.’”
“I look at these shows as a way for us all to put matters out of our minds that day — including myself — and give ourselves over to the music,” he said.
“When I write melodies, it’s very simple, something you could pluck out at the piano with one finger,” he said.
Taylor has been drumming in jazz and blues clubs since he was a teenager.
Hands-on art projects, a film screening and a special dinner are among Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s New Year’s Eve activities.
Turtle Island Quartet released its Grammy-winning album A Love Supreme: The Legacy of John Coltrane in 2008.
Banjo Fest coincides with the museum’s Hall of Fame weekend.
The Happily Entitled combines rock, jazz and pop sounds on a project that bodes well for future efforts.
The Hall’s Pizza Kitchen celebrates its third birthday; Deuce Days/Jazz Nights make Tuesdays more musical; Whodunit Dinner Theater performs at V2 at Vast, Cattlemen’s Steakhouse and Ted’s Cafe Escondido; and Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar rolls out seasonal drinks.
Summer Cannibals signed with the Kill Rock Stars label in February and plays at Opolis June 9.