What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy top box 5 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, November 4, 2016 | 11:17 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events – the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Herbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe More Cool Stufflast_img read more

Mike Casey Roars On Exciting Live Release “The Sound Of Surprise”

first_imgSimply put, Mike Casey‘s recently released live album, The Sound Of Surprise, is a perfect example of passion for the form meeting the ability to express oneself through their instrument. Jazz is about expression more than perfection. Musical rules and conventions are painstaking learned so that they can be broken in as many ways as possible. Casey and bandmates, drummer Corey Garcia and bassist Matt Dwonszyk, pursue the razor’s edge of speaking from the heart and in the heat of the moment.In more traditional musical settings, the rhythm section is generally called on to create a stable floor for the melody to touch upon and rise above. “Hydraulics” opens in seeming mid-riot, all percussion and pulsing bass that instantly establishes dissonance as the new foundation. When Casey and his bubbling, breathless sax enter, his lines seem to skip impossibly like a stone across raging waters. The ensuing track, a cover of Ornette Coleman‘s “Turnaround,” shows them capable of slowing the tempo and creating negative space just as easily in a remarkable display of call and response.The razor sharp sound and interplay of tracks like “Dagobah” and “Heartbreak” are made more impressive when you learn that each cut was a live, first take, completely free of studio bells and whistles. Casey and his cohorts display of confidence extends from their playing to their song selection. Songs like “Mack The Knife” and those penned by luminaries like John Coltrane, such as “Miles Mode,” are made over with a eye towards respect and reinvention all at once.The closer of this collection, “Little Mellonae,” is a playful and energetic encapsulation of the spirit on display throughout the show. Casey’s sax moans and wails while the brash interplay between the rhythmic instruments rises and falls with passion and precision. The Sound Of Surprise is a worthy addition to the library of any jazz aficionado. By albums close, the listeners have shared a journey with the performers that, luckily for all of us, lasted beyond the moment of creation and now will exist forever for us all to enjoy.last_img read more