Saturday, November 11, 2006
Last night I went out with Debby Fier, a new musician-friend, to hear Slammin, an a capella bodyjazz group perform at La Pena. They were ferociously wonderful! Keith Terry, the master of body rhythms, Zoe Ellis, Destani Wolf, Kenny Washington, and Steve somebody, the beat-boxer. Their work was a mixture of improvisation and jazz standards. All the hallmoarks of good improv were there--deep listening, risk-taking, play, fun, beautiful accidents, clean endings and transitions. They are playing at Yoshi's soon--check them out!