‘And another thing…’ is a just-the-facts-ma’am mid-to-late week update of live music doings in the area that will surface periodically here in The Musical Box.
Just a few quick items this time around, two of which come to us courtesy of Ross Compton’s Outside the Spotlight of improvisational/free jazz-oriented concerts.
In what is essentially a first for OTS, the series will present shows on two consecutive nights next week.
+ Percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani returns to town on May 6 for a concert at the Mecca studios (948 Manchester), with French reed player Michel Doneda (8 p.m., $5). By Compton’s count, Nakatani has played roughly a half-dozen OTS shows over the past decade, including a 2005 appearance with Doneda.
+ Then on May 7, the series presents its first show at Willie’s Locally Known, 805 N. Broadway. The main attraction will be Paul Giallorenzo’s GitGO. Pianist Giallorenzo is largely new to OTS, but several of his GitGo-ers are not. The lineup will include trombonist Jeb Bishop, who played OTS just last month as part of The Engines, and OTS mainstay Anton Hatwich on bass. Saxophonist Mars Williams and drummer Quin Kirchner round out the band (8 p.m., $5).
+ Finally, we’ll post our interview with ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons in a few days as a preview for the band’s Sunday concert at the EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond. But we really felt the need to include here his parting remark, which didn’t make it into the story. Of Sunday’s performance , the guitarist made this promise: “It’ll be a good ’un.”