Thursday, November 15, 2012
Now's the Time: Les McCann
With all due respect to bandleader Javon Jackson and poet Jessica Care Moore, Les McCann is the main attraction of Saturday's show at the Blue Room. As the embedded video indicates, the soul-jazz icon, 77, was a genuine star forty years ago. Mercilessly panned by jazz critics for decades, McCann's crossover approach seems prescient in the post-hip hop era.