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Thursday, September 14th
9pm-12am |$15
JAZZ LAB – EXPERIMENTAL SOUNDS

WIL BLADES GROUP

Featuring the phenomenal and trippy music from 1967 Summer of Love! Champagne prize to the guest rocking out the most authentic Summer of Love look. Come celebrate the 50th Anniversary of this iconic moment in our local lore.

No less a jazz organ authority than 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 organ, of the B-3.”

Blades shoulders that responsibility with nonchalant virtuosity and infectious groove on his second recording, Field Notes (out August 19 from The Royal Potato Family). The album’s nine songs report back from the rich incubator that is the 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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