GRAMMY NOMINATION: BEST JAZZ INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM Positootly! (Resonance Records)
John is truly an amazing pianist, imaginative composer, creative improviser and arranger. And with Positootly he created an album that people will look back as one of the first Jazz classic albums of the 21th century.
WHEN: Saturday, January 8, 2011
BAND: Bennie Maupin (sax), Oscar Seaton (drums), Kevin Brandon (bass), John Beasley
MUSIC: John Beasley Poistootly! Jazz Circle will feature music from GRAMMY-nominated Positootly!CD which showcases Beasley's original, propulsive, multi-layered compositions from funk and soul to bop, bossa nova, and nuevo tango along with three choice covers.
WHERE: Blue Whale𤹓 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street, 3rd Floor, LA, CA 90012Validated Parking 2nd Floor
TIME: Two sets: 9pm and 11pm
CLUB: (213) 620-0908
Beasley, the one-time keyboardist for Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, reflects a variety of generational influences, incorporating the emphatic chordal clusters of Herbie Hancock, the rhythmic quirkiness of Monk and the lush intelligence of Art Tatum into a highly refined personal voice. LA Times
Blue Whale Jazz Club:
Blue Whale is a cozy and unconventional jazz clubone of the top spots for jazz in the city, Bargain-priced cover $10 with no food or drink minimums. LA Times