May 1st, 2009
Mats Gustafsson Blows real hard in performance Thursday night at Poncho Performance Hall in the last of the April Earshot Jazz Spring Series Jazz which started out so long ago on February 25th with Bill Frisell and Russell Malone.
The Thing– Norway’s most ferocious and refined improvisers are Gustafsson – reeds – Ingebrigt Haker Flaten – bass – Paal Nilssen-Love – drums.
What an amazing concert. It was so refreshing to see and hear them play. An incredible amount of energy was expended up on that stage. The photographs in these pages are by Seattle photographer Daniel Sheehan, a photojournalist who also does Seattle wedding photography creating award winning wedding photojournalism . As a photographer with a rather new digital camera, I am beginning to experiment with the HD video capabilities of my Canon 5D Mark II and recorded some of this concert.
Look forward to seeing some of it embedded into an upcoming blog. There is a small matter of editing the footage and getting it hosted and embedded here. It is stuff that may be old hat to some but is new to me. Just keep a look out for it. Seattle photographers in general may be ahead of the curve in this department.