Another eclectix mix of new and old inna Echo Chamber. The new compilation “Revolutionary Dub Vibrations – Chap. 2” (dubvibrations.com) started things off…and was followed by new releases from Richard & I, The Manor (on Springline), Andreia Dacal, Very Be Careful (on Barbes), Sista Mika, Madtone, and Babylon Saints.
Poet Marilyn Nelson stopped by to read some of her poems about the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, an all-female big band of the 40s. Turned out to be an evening of female performers as I played tunes from Sheryl Bailey, Sharie Maricle, Tiny Davis, Mary Lou Williams, Laura Caviani, and more… * + New, # = Twin Cities Artist