Saturday, 27 March 2010

The Talib Kweli Show got me thinking...

My brooklyn brother threw down big time to a mostly 'geezer' crowd last night at little field. I'm sure he was happy and he was proud to be participating w gil scott heron but i'm sure he's used to a more raucous party response. I thought he was a great host, awesome rapper and his message is positive and speaks to so many of us who are inspired and relieved by Obama's Presidency and angered by the foxpublicans attempts to stop progress. It was also entertaining as hell. The DJ's MC is Preservation and Talib referred to him as Pres which got me thinking about Lester Young. Pres was playing 45's and they were all kick ass tunes. My friend and I also enjoyed Little Field. A great new venue only 10mins walk from my house. They have friendly bartenders that poor generous cocktails. They could use a few couches and a new security cat. When we were leaving he was berating a member of the Black Writers Conference who was an official photographer of the event. I thought the sound was good but Talib was on the sound-mans case for keeping the music too low. And i would agree it wasn't loud enough - even for this old jazzman.


  1. Looking forward to checking it out when in NYC next week!

  2. Hey Michael,

    So glad you're blogging! Put me on the list of loyal followers.

  3. Hey Michael! Nice to know that you have a blog now. Greetings from an old fan of your muzik!

  4. So Michael, just what qualifies as a "geezer"?

    Speaking of geezers, how was Gary Bartz? He is near the top of my personal alto sax pantheon, but I haven't seen him play in years...