Sunday, July 14, 2013

Logan's Run

Logan Richardson played on the same same stage as José James and the Robert Glasper Experience featuring Lionel Loueke at the North Sea Jazz Festival on Sunday, July 14. 

Even with notables including Kendrick Lamar, Ron Carter and Sting appearing at the festival on the same day, Richardson's stage is where the coolest cats (at least the ones who opted not to catch Hermeto Pascoal) congregated.  The Kansas City native was in the Netherlands as a member of the Next Collective, the all-star band that features Richardson's fellow young jazz stars including Gerald Clayton and Ben Williams. 

As the gorgeous embedded footage of a band led by occasional Kansas City visitor Tony Tixier reflects, Richardson can hold his own in such rarefied company.  Kansas City's Ryan Lee is behind the drums.  The Paris-based Richardson explains and demonstrates his musical philosophy in this excellent video.

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