Friday, November 30, 2012
Now's the Time: John Stowell
One of my favorite jazz performances of 2012 featured a band led by saxophonist Matt Otto at the Westport Coffeehouse in February. Otto and the comfortable listening room beneath the cafe are a terrific combination. Otto, bassist Ben Leifer and drummer Brian Steever will support guitarist John Stowell on Tuesday, December 4. Not unlike Otto, Stowell falls into the dreaded "musician's musician" category. Even so, receptive listeners without any formal training should be able to appreciate what promises to be a sublime evening of refined musicianship.