As with many significant musicians, classification is pointless when it comes to James Blood Ulmer. Yeah, blues, sure ... but theres that funk element. In any case, it certainly can be offered that Blood tears the shit out of the joint. With a rhythm section and musical reminders of Katrina, the legends current show will at least get your heart pumping. Bloods appearance opens a promising season of Tigertail productions at 8:30 p.m. at the Colony Theater. Tickets cost $35 ($50 for primo seats), and can be had by calling 305-545-8546 or clicking www.tigertail.org. Cool, right?
Wait, whats this? The jazz cats want to make scheduling a problem by offering -- same date, same time -- a heavy dose of hearty classics (Monk, Miles, and the like) from a team of familiar interpreters? Well, yeah. Arthur Barron, Saul Gross, Ken Kay, the Oscar Salas Trio, Bob Rosati, and Jonathan Gross kick it for the Miami Jazz Project at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 4760 Pine Tree Dr., Miami Beach. Tickets cost $20. Call 305-613-2325, and buy $15 discount tickets at www.artsatstjohns.com.
Sat., Oct. 20, 2007