Just get a load of this.

Angelique Kidjo is a Beninoise songstress. Her full name is Angélique Kpasseloko Hinto Hounsinou Kandjo Manta Zogbin Kidjo. Awesome.

The rest of the album is also good. And Kidjo has a handful of records under her own name. She won a Grammy! Who knew? Her music is all over popular culture. Check out her wiki page. Just check it out.

Christian McBride is good. I’m not linking to him.

I’m on board. Go ahead and hit play (\/) and we’ll get to chatting.

Ween is (mostly) Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiando. Its this strange mix of dance and singer songwriter and after recently listening to THIS podcast, I started to really dig the IDEA of what they were talking about, a sort of (what SEEMED like) a reaction against punk rock, and drawing more from the light rock vibes of the 80s than the hard rocking of the likes of The Dead Kennedys (in my opinion, and despite what this interview states).

I can dig it in a really strange (for me) way.

Also, here is Aaron Freeman’s (Gene Ween) debut solo album, “Marvelous Clouds” a so-called tribute album for songwriter Rod McKuen. Its good and singersongwritery with a couple of extra goodies. It feels a little bit gross to listen to it, to be honest, but I am enjoying it. Check it out (\/)

There isn’t really much (in English) about Benet Palet. He’s a trumpet player. He sounds loads like Miles Davis sometimes.

On this particular album, you will also find, a slew of serious SPANISH jazz musicians including badass(,) (LADY) bass player Giulia Valle who plays with Jason Lindner on the recording found on THIS post, called “Fugue” on the album “Enchanted House.”

I like it well enough, and enjoy his playing but I don’t care for necessarily the general vibe of this particular brand of jazz

Had an opportunity to play with Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. in Clarksburg, WV recently. Check him out. Tall, dark, dreaded Frank Sinatra.

Sort of fired me up. It was a fun gig and I got to play bari (thanks Dr. Matt James!). Lovely to be a part of a scene that appreciated live music and also lovely to play with a group that played well and acted professionally without being pretentious, YOU KNOW?!

That’s all. Good things come.