Sick show tonight. I can't make it, because its a Thursday night, but for those who live in the City and dont have early mornings tomorrow, I suggest you go.
It's SpaceHeater plays Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Here is more information:
SFJazz has a new series wherein modern musicians reinterpret the work of previous icons. And they've picked some great musicians here. Firstly, Rahsaan Roland Kirk is a legend. An icon. A personal inspiration to me. He could play up to 3 saxes at once! Unbelievable. He was remarkably creative. Always pushing the boundaries, always creating. Fresh, fresh, fresh. He himself was not adverse to reinterpreting the music of others. Here he is playing "Say A Little Prayer" (the first few minutes is him talking, which he was wont to do):
He could play a myriad of instruments. His fluting was the direct inspiration for Jethro Tull's fluting, which led to a lot of anger and resentment by Kirk, who felt they had gotten rich based off his technique. Here he is fluting LoverMan:
And this guy is going to be reinterpreted by SpaceHeater's Blast Furnace. They do a good mixture of instrumental jazz with electronica. It should be good. I'm having trouble finding a quality video here for them. The songs I love of theirs do not appear to be on YouTube. Blech.
The show is at 9 at Amnesia in the Mission. Find the info here on this Google Map. So, go if you can! Support local musicians! Support SFJazz! Its only $5! What do you have to lose?
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) - Patrick Christopher had game-high totals of 22 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday night to lead California to a 79-54 victory over Pacific.
The Stockton Showcase turned into a showcase for Cal's shooters as the Bears shot 53 percent in the first Division I basketball game played at Stockton Arena. The crowd of 8,704 was the largest ever for a Pacific home game.
Jerome Randle had 15 points and six assists for the Bears (6-3), who took command early in the first half and extended their lead throughout the game.
The Golden Bears wasted no time in taking a stranglehold on the game, taking a 10-point lead seven minutes into the contest. Christopher helped Cal gain that early lead when he connected on the first five shots that he took. Sophomore center Max Zhang helped out, as well, swishing two outside shots. Randle scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half.
The Bears never let the Tigers get back in the game. Cal went into the locker room at the half with a 14-point lead.