Tuesday 29 Jul
 
 

Planting the seed

Chelsey Cope’s new band, Elms, is as earthy and native to Oklahoma as the trees that are their namesake. The soulful folk four-piece’s debut EP, Parallel Lines, was recorded at Bell Labs Recording Studio in Norman and is on its way in September. But the band has already given us a tease, with its first single, “Burn,” going live on SoundCloud on July 14.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

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Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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John Ellis-By a Thread


None November 2nd, 2006

byathread

Hyena Records

This is some solid jazz. When he's not been collaborating with guitar maestro Charlie Hunter, saxophonist John Ellis has found time to start recording albums with his own quintet, lately for Hyena Records.
 
On "By a Thread," his second album for the New York label, Ellis and his crew weave elements of Blue Note post-bop with Headhunters-style funk, and make additional nods to countless past jazz masters, all with modern-day flair. This five-piece outfit has got groove-laden guitar, spicy electric and acoustic piano, and a punchy rhythm section, as well as Ellis' own easygoing yet thorough horns to lead the way.
 
One can't help but be impressed that Ellis, like Hunter, typically gives us all-original material (in fact, Ellis has either written or co-written many of the cuts on Hunter's recent albums). But what is most impressive about Ellis is that the original material he gives us is so good! Recommended.
 
- Dave Bond

 
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