NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

 

Al is ensconced at le Grand Hotel Bellevue in Gstaad until March 14th, playing solo in The Lounge at Tea Time 4:15 - 6:30 pm Tuesdays - Sundays, and Late Nights in the Bar on Wednesdays- Saturdays 9:30 - 11:30. (See Schedule for all dates.)

 

There's a new/old video from 1988 from German television of the Burghausen Jazzweek, which is high quality and has some very exciting footage of Al and George Greene (a wonderful drummer who worked and recorded with Al for many years in the 80s and 90s.) Click here ...It's right after a BB King Jam  from the 1997 Montreux Jazz Festival for your enjoyment.

See Schedule for all contracted events.

CATEGORIES

The category is a Grand Canyon of echoes. Somebody utters an obscenity and you hear it keep bouncing back a million times. Categories are sometimes used by a person who feels that the one he's talking to doesn't know enough about the language in which he speaks. So he uses lines, circles, and pigeonholes to help the less literate one to a better understanding.

-- Duke Ellington, "Music is my Mistress." p. 38

GENIUS

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.

-- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart