Y'all don't forget to pop by the Dragon's Den on 12/16 (Philip K. Dick's birthday) to see the high energy and deep conviction of saxophonist Edward "Kidd" Jordan and his cohorts who include drummer Alvin Fielder, bassist Elton Heron, trumpeter Clyde Kerr Jr. (all of those folks have been playing together for 30 years) and relative newcomer Brian Quezerque on bass. This will be entirely improvised music, but don't be scared. It takes a moment to get used to, but it's powerful and full of moments of overwhelming beauty.
Kidd is one of the great saxophonist living today and is acknowledged as such around the world. He rarely plays here and that is a shame, but that is reality. Music like this can blow your mind and change your whole perspective.
And the picture in the Lagniappe today is of Herbert Hardesty, an amazing saxophonist also, but the man in the picture is not Kidd Jordan.
Gig starts at 9:30 so you can catch Hart Mcknee at Snug Harbor and then take the Frenchmen Street Stumble to the Den. Watch the stairs. They're treacherous.