Friday, September 25, 2009
Now's the Time: Tortoise
Question: Why do some people dismiss the assertion that Tortoise is a jazz band? Answer: Because Tortoise is popular.
The Chicago-based instrumental act may not swing in the conventional sense, but for better or worse, their complex approach represents the sound that may likely be most closely associated with the word "jazz" 25 years from now.
Doubters in the Kansas City area can start getting used to the concept Wednesday when the group performs at the Beaumont Club. Prefuse 73 is also on the bill.
Welcome to the future.