Sep 1 2014
On a special Labor Day edition of These are videos that I like, we feature the Brian Blade Fellowship, performing their song “Landmarks” on a rainy day in a tunnel at Fort Adams State Park and the Newport Jazz Festival.
There’s a fun story behind this performance, which you can read about by following this LINK to the NPR Music site, who originally tried to set up a private exhibition following the Fellowship’s performance at the Newport Jazz Fest.
And while you’re at it, here’s a LINK to NPR’s Blog Supreme, who, obviously, covers Jazz for NPR.
And here’s a LINK to my review of the Fellowship’s 2014 release, Landmarks, from which this video’s song originates.
Your video personnel: Myron Walden (bass clarinet), Melvin Butler (soprano sax), Jon Cowherd (iPad synthesizer), Chris Thomas (bassist, sans instrument), and Brian Blade (drummer, sans instrument).
Video Credits: Mito Habe-Evans & Patrick Jarenwattananon (producers), Saidah Blount (event manager), Mito Habe-Evans, Colin Marshall & Nick Michael (videographers), Kevin Wait (audio engineer), and Colin Marshall (editor).
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Have a great Labor Day!