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Username: bob

Post Number: 827
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Friday, March 09, 2007 - 9:34 pm:   Edit Post

Just thought I'd mention a few shows happening RealSoonNow here in the San Francisco Bay Area, in case any of you might be interested and just hadn't noticed.

1) Stanley Clarke is playing at Yoshi's, through Sunday.

A friend went on Thursday, and was so impressed she bought two tickets for the 9pm Sunday show. As of earlier today, one of those tickets was still not spoken for; otherwise, this appearance is sold out. If anyone is desperate enough, email me (see profile) by late afternoon Saturday with your phone number and I can try to have her get in touch with you, though no promises. (I happen to be sailing both days this weekend, can't make it myself, but will be checking email Saturday evening.)

Supposedly the band is great overall, and Stanley was playing at least as much upright as electric.

2) The Dave Holland Quintet is playing at Herbst theater on Sunday 3/18, as part of the SF Jazz Spring Season.

I think it's just a crime that this show isn't sold out. Even aside from being my favorite bassist of all time, Holland is a fabulous composer and bandleader. The drummer is fairly new to the group, but the rest of them have been playing together for at least 6-7 years, and they have put out several killer albums.

I will be there, row 2 in the pit.

3) In a nod to the guitar players here (but also because I happen to like him a lot myself), Bill Frisell is playing solo on Friday 3/16, in Grace Cathedral.

As some of you have probably figured out by now, I'm not much of a church-goer, but I am intrigued by acoustics... Grace is renowned for having a "six second reverberation time" (which means that it takes six seconds for a sound to die down to half of its original volume).

In practical terms, that means a talented performer can essentially overdub her/himself, in real time, without using any effects. Or just do lots of other cool stuff, assuming they are sensitive enough to the environment. I've seen 4 or 5 other shows there, and it has always been a truly unique and wonderful experience.

Personally I'm still undecided on this one, for various reasons having nothing to do with Frisell. I expect this to be an outstanding performance, and am hoping I can figure out how to get there.

Tickets for the Holland and Frisell shows are available through, click the "SFJAZZ SPRING SEASON" link toward the upper left to find them.


(Message edited by bob on March 09, 2007)
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 2179
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post


You forgot another upcoming Bay Area show. On Saturday, March 31st, there will be the most Alembics and Alembic players ever to make music in the same room in the history of the Bay Area (I am guessing). You should be there. Free admission! Here's a link to more info:

Bill, tgo

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