This Sunday's Music Muse Day finds us waiting for a possible snow storm tomorrow after several days of single digit temperatures. Also the TV is filled with NFL playoff games. I've cut back on watching football games since my son finished playing college football. So, I'll just spent some time with these ECM releases. First up, John Abercrombie November, a tasty outing with Marc Johnson on Base, Peter Erskine on drums, and John Surman on saxophones. This is full of quiet intensity that's trademark of John Abercrombie playing and ECM releases.
Next up is Miroslav Vitous Group, artist and title. There are two common conections, John Surman plays on this session, also, and bassist Miroslav Vitous and drummer Peter Ershine were members of the Weather Report, the pioneering Jazz Fusion group. Vitous was actually a founding member who left when he thought the band was moving away from its more avant garde jazz roots. His replacement was Jaco Pastorius. This is one of his solo efforts, showing he still had lots to offer in his own right.
Although there is a possiblity of 6 to 10 inches of snow, I'm not too concerned since I have tomorrow off for MLK Day. More time reflect on King's legacy, and enjoy more music.