My favorite Alaskan jazz duo, Rare Form, will be playing in the Whole Wheat Radio Concert Hall (better known as the Wheat Hole) tonight, 8pm Alaska Time (midnight on the US east coast, brutally early in the UK, you’ve got me in Japan). Murray Nash on piano and saxophonist Rocco Iacovone hit that jazz sweet spot for casual listeners where you can tell that there’s a whole lot going on, without feeling totally shut out.
Probably because of their regular gig at Talkeetna’s infamous Fairview Inn in the summer, playing for drunk tourists, drunker mountain climbers, and stupendously drunk locals who’ve forgotten it’s tourist season. Man, this writing in press release style’s tough. Rare Form is good: people who know more about jazz than me say so, but they don’t make my ears hurt, and since they’ll be talking as well as playing tonight, I might even learn something. Join me if you like.