Brian Blade Fellowship – “Chorale For Horns And iPad App, In The Pouring Rain”


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!