We are giving away a pair of tickets to Wil Blades feat. Simon Lott and Andy Coe @ The Goodfoot on August 4. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Thursday, August 4.
From our sponsors:
Wil Blades feat. Simon Lott and Andy Coe
August 4, 2016
Doors 9 p.m., Music 10 p.m. | $12 | 21+
More info: thegoodfoot.com
2845 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97214
Over the past fifteen years, Blades has grown to be one of the most in-demand organ players on the Bay Area scene. In addition to leading his own trio, he works regularly in duo situations with drummers Billy Martin (Medeski Martin and Wood) and Scott Amendola (Nels Cline Singers); and in trios led by guitarist Will Bernard and drummer Stanton Moore (Galactic).
He’s performed and recorded with a host of jazz and blues greats including Melvin Sparks, Idris Muhammad, Joe Louis Walker, Don Braden, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Karl Denson, Charlie Hunter, Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley, and many others.Jazz organ authority, the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith has called Wil Blades “the future,” anointing him the heir apparent to “carry on the legend [and] the legacy of the B-3 organ.” Blades shoulders that responsibility with nonchalant virtuosity and infectious groove on his second recording, Field Notes (released August 2014 from The Royal Potato Family). The album’s nine songs report back from the rich incubator that is t he road, with pieces written from snippets recorded at soundchecks, gigs and jam sessions—field recordings of the jazz trio in its natural habitat.
On his first full trio outing, Blades is joined by guitarist Jeff Parker (Tortoise, Joey DeFrancesco, Joshua Redman) and drummer Simon Lott (Charlie Hunter, Will Bernard), both musicians who share Blades’ grounding in tradition and urge to push it forward.