Win Tickets ($24): Wil Blades feat. Simon Lott and Andy Coe @ The Goodfoot | B-3 Organ, Jazz

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.


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Wil Blades feat. Simon Lott and Andy Coe @ The GoodfootWil Blades feat. Simon Lott and Andy Coe
August 4, 2016
Doors 9 p.m., Music 10 p.m. | $12 | 21+
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The Goodfoot
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.

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6 Responses to Win Tickets ($24): Wil Blades feat. Simon Lott and Andy Coe @ The Goodfoot | B-3 Organ, Jazz

  1. Philip Navarre August 2, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    This show had the boogie down fever written all over it.

  2. Robert Long August 2, 2016 at 5:04 pm #

    Love the B-3

  3. Brian August 2, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    Two words. Simon Lott. Sorry, Wil. :) you are funky as hell but Simon is on another level on this planet! Cant wait for this!

  4. Michael & Su August 3, 2016 at 1:43 am #

    Favorite of the best current ripping B3 organists. Favorite booming boom boomers. First time in elbows out, knee-buckling, jazz-faced Portland! This trio will rip it.

  5. Austin Stewart August 3, 2016 at 11:36 am #

    I have seen Wil Blades almost every time he has come to Portland funkiest basement, the Goodfoot, starting with his duo with Bill Martin. He never ceases to impress and I think my wife might even have a crush on him. He is just that good. Have you watched his feet rock the pedal/bass??? The dude is like a four-limbed spider crawling all over the boards, all while chewing on a toothpick. If you don’t have a copy of Field Notes, you are missing out. It is the only CD in our car and I might be able to recite every note by heart. And as a drummer, Simon Lott just throws down groove after groove with tasty displays of his chops all over the place. And with Andy Coe, who just rips and gets the party peakin’, you know it will be a good time. Just saying…check ’em out!

  6. molli vandehey August 4, 2016 at 8:03 am #

    i have a kid free weekend, would love to check this out

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