Archive for January 1st, 2021

Piece of Mind – Live At Blue Llama

Piece of Mind is an all-star group that features some of the most talented voices in jazz today. The concept of the group was inspired by the VSOP Quintet from the late 1970s with the intention of being both a touring and recording group. Piece of Mind is very relevant now in these turbulent times we live in. With global disease, racism, social injustice, uncertainty and death happening around the world we need the healing power of music now more than ever. This musical aggregation is about freedom and celebration, love and liberation, camaraderie, expression, empathy and change.

On his relationship with music, Adonis says: “Looking back over my music career (which has spanned over 25 years) I find myself In a place where I can create on a level I’ve only dreamed of. From my early years as a child playing the drums on the porch in the St. Bernard projects for groups of kids, to attending NOCCA, college and touring the world, I can remember one thing that was always there. Music.” During his career, Rose has worked with each member of the group at different times, as have the other members. The new collective brings together the highly regarded players who, when united onstage, deliver an exciting and fluid musical experience.

In spring 2019, the group recorded their first album which features highlights from their series of live concerts at the Blue Llama in Ann Arbor, MI.

The album is available at bandcamp.