|Boney James - State Theatre - Kalamazoo|
April 29, 2016
A benefit of writing these entries after the fact is that I can write about the concert and back date to the day of the concert. It's Sunday May 1st as I type, and I am writing about Friday night April 29th when I saw jazz saxophonist Boney James at the State Theatre with my good friend Bruce "Fris" Johnson.
Check out the photo above. Boney came out into the audience, stepped up on a seat, and played basically right in front of me hence the close photo with the people all around.
I love when the performers come into the audience. Erykah Badu did that when I saw her in Chicago, and back in the 1980s, I saw Peter Gabriel do a trust fall into the audience while performing "I Have The Touch."
This was a great concert. I love how the audience was so into it. Everyone was happy, groovin', dancing, smiling. People were still grooving on the sweet soul after the show.
Also, it was a great show for older folks. It started promptly at 8 p.m., no opening band. Boney played with his band for about 90 minutes, did one encore, and retired for the night, though he stayed to sign CDs in the lobby.
I owned two Boney James prior to the concert -- Body Language and Seduction -- and now I own the most recent, Future Soul, one song from which, "Vinyl," is featured her (see below).
It was a night of smooth, cool, smokin' jazz and soul.
Music has healing power.
BONEY JAMES - "Vinyl" - From Future Soul
BONEY JAMES - "Body Language" from Body Language
Boney James - "Send One Your Love"
Reflect and connect.
Have someone give you a kiss, and tell you that I love you.
Talk to you tomorrow, Mom.
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- Bloggery committed by chris tower - 1604.29 - 10:10
NOTE on time: When I post late, I had been posting at 7:10 a.m. because Google is on Pacific Time, and so this is really 10:10 EDT. However, it still shows up on the blog in Pacific time. So, I am going to start posting at 10:10 a.m. Pacific time, intending this to be 10:10 Eastern time. I know this only matters to me, and to you, Mom. But I am not going back and changing all the 7:10 a.m. times. But I will run this note for a while. Mom, you know that I am posting at 10:10 a.m. often because this is the time of your death.