E. "Doc" Smith is a musician, producer and recording artist with Edgetone Records, who has worked with the likes of Brian Eno, Madonna, Mickey Hart and many others. He is also the inventor of the musical instrument, the Drummstick and makes his home in San Francisco.
Legendary Bay Area artist Jim Ryan celebrates his eightieth year on planet earth with two performances this Sunday evening beginning with his “Mindless Thing”, a collaboration between drummer/composer Jordan Glenn and saxophonist/band leader/poet/artist/sage Ryan. “The music, composed and conducted by Read More »
Jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara’s latest album, entitled “Alive”, marks the return of her Trio Project, featuring contra-bass guitarist Anthony Jackson and drummer Simon Phillips, last seen in San Francisco a few months ago at the SF Jazz Center. To Hiromi, Read More »
Last month marked the 70th birthday of one of the greatest drummers of this, or any generation; the remarkable Billy Cobham. From his earliest recordings with Horace Silver, Miles Davis and Milt Jackson, to his scintillating and seminal work with Read More »
I’m not sure when TV turned into the grizzly, macabre and explosive juggernaut we have before us today. Perhaps it was before the dawning of shows like the X-Files in the 1990s, the brutal bludgeoning of the Sopranos, or Read More »
Bassist Mark Egan is a well known commodity in the world of jazz, and first came to my attention in those halcyon days with guitarist Pat Matheny’s earliest group, featuring keyboardist Lyle Mays and drummer Danny Gottlieb. Egan returns anew Read More »