Posts Tagged ‘jazz’

As you know, I’m currently agonizing over whether to attend SMV’s performance at the Esplanade. At the same time, I’m also wondering whether I should go for John Scofield’s performance also at the Esplanade, also at the same price (Student discounts!).

Scofield isn’t really something for the uniniated. As they say, Jazz is all about tension and release. For Scofield’s music, it’s MOSTLY about tension, then there’s a teeny weeny bit of release buried somewhere in the song, and I just love it!

BE warned! If you go for his concert without ever listening to music of similar vein (IE. Modern Jazz such as Pat Metheny or Herbie Hancock) you might well feel you’ve wasted your money. Scofield, however, contributes much to modern music that I find sordidly lacking (melody and harmony). He earns my respect for that.

Did I also mention that Joe Lovano was coming with him?

Here’s one of his more err, mellow performances with John Mayer:

PS: I’m probably only going to catch just 1 of these performances, still undecided and open to suggestions!

I must admit, I’ve never heard of a bass trio ever before in my life! I mean, who needs bassists anyway? Guitars are so much better right? (This is a joke, please don’t flame me ok?) So when I found out that bass trio SMV was headed to Singapore, I went out and did a little information searching. The verdict? A show that looks set to be astounding and more.

SMV consists of  Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten each of them have had astounding solo careers as individual bassists. Information about each of them is readily available all over the web but I was more eager to hear how they’d sound.

Youtube had a few videos of SMV performing but I’m putting up just one of them here. I personally think that the show will be fantastic. I know there might be some people who feel this is just a “Musician Stunt Show” rather than an actual music event. I guess its up to you to decide. As of now, I’m agonizing over whether to shell out $80 to watch them!

For more information on SMV’s performance, go here.

You can also check out the following vids if you’re interested: