Archive for October, 2014


Had the pleasure and good fortune to study with the eminent Bill Dixon, back in the day. If you don’t know much about him, you should. Or, if you’re interested in reading some more of his thoughts, try this interview at AllAboutJazz:
Bill Dixon: An In-Depth Look Into The Accomplishments, Philosophies, And Convictions Of The Man

Justin Perdue Quintet live at 51 Main 10/23/14The Justin Perdue Group explores the interplay of guitarist Justin Perdue’s modal jazz flights and saxophonist Steve MacLauchlan’s cool bop lines with the virtuoso funk of pianist Ray Paczkowski – all over the grooves of bassist Jeremy Harlos and drummer Daniel Scharstein. This adventurous band of seasoned jazzmen delves into everything from ballads to blues to funky soul as they push the envelope of improvisation with their unique repertoire of original compositions and post-bop standards. 8-10pm on Thursday, October 23 at 51 Main in Middlebury.

More info:
51 Main – – (802) 388-8209