Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Myron Walden @ Jazz Standard 3/9/10

Jazz Standard is so awesome. I called at around 6pm and got a res. It was sold out and it looked like only a few walk-ins made it to the 7:30 set. I had obstructed view, but I was close to Brian and could see him, Yasushi, and Mike very well. I could Myron at times and had trouble keeping track of his instruments. I think he had a few saxes and possibly a bass clarinet.

I enjoyed the music. It was more straight ahead, new, played well. It was definitely worthy of my time. Myron's great and it looks like I should keep an eye out for him. It looks like he plays Fat Cat, Small's, Bar Next Door. I love those places!

Myron Walden In This World
Myron Walden – tenor & soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Mike Moreno – guitar
Jon Cowherd – piano
Yasushi Nakamura – bass
Brian Blade – drums

Hailed by All Music Guide as “one of jazz's most powerful young alto players,” multi-reed instrumentalist Myron Walden and his group In This World arrive on our stage propelled by two new CDs on Demi Sound Records. The new discs, To Feel and What We Share, follow on Myron’s Fall 2009 release Momentum – meaning that he’s issued three distinctly different albums of original material in less than six months’ time. In a recent Jazz Times feature, Aidan Levy wrote: “Listening to saxophonist Myron Walden is like watching Daedalus fly too close to the sun - it's exhilarating to see him glide past chord changes and conventional jazz structures, but there's the constant fear that if he goes any higher, his wings will melt. Somehow, that never happens.” Tonight’s lineup of Myron Walden In This World features the brilliant guitarist Mike Moreno (credits include Lizz Wright, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, and Joshua Redman’s Elastic Band) and the dynamic drummer Brian Blade (Myron is a key member of his acclaimed Brian Blade Fellowship).

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