Word has come to me from New Orleans’ favorite not completely sane full time music fan and part time promoter, that there will be a major bass player improv throwdown on Saturday, September 8, with John Hebert and James Singleton. James is well known to most New Orleans music fans, but the younger amongst us might not remember John.
He is originally from Baton Rouge, and went to Loyola for a couple of years before heading off to NY. He was the bassist on both of my undergraduate recitals at Loyola, but don’t hold that against him. His recent work includes playing bass in the last versions of Andrew Hill’s band. He is way bad, and definitely worth hearing on his own. Paired with James in a cool listening venue, this could be one of those shows that go down in the city’s lore. (How many of you actually heard Wilbert de Joode and Helen Gillet, versus heard about how great the set was?)
The details are quoted directly from Andy:
it is this coming saturday, one set only!!! 8pm, sat sept 8th at mckeowns books, 4737 tchoupitoulas…. no cover, donations encouraged,…. ‘Superstring Theory Episode 2’… improvised sounds for two contrabasses by James Singleton and John Hebert…. those are the details!!
The not recently updated John Hebert website is here.