Beyond jazz, in and to Jordan

Jordan's capitol Amman isn't an obvious hot spot for jazz, yet I found interest, knowledge and exciting players during my visit there a couple weeks ago -- from which I'm barely recovered.  A couple of postings and I hope a video of bass guitarist Yacoub Abu Ghosh's band from its weekly Tuesday night gig at Canvas will follow. For now my video on Petra, my brother and sis-in-law as guides to an ancient city carved from rosy mountain rock, where taxes on caravans coming through their pass supported a culture of some … [Read more...]