Jazz in Jordan: Yacoub Abu Ghosh explains and plays

Jazz and its evolution goes on everywhere - as bass guitarist/bandleader/composer/producer Yacoub Abu Ghosh explained and demonstrated to me in Amman, Jordan last March. Ghosh and his Stage Heroes performed at their weekly gig at Canvas Cafe Restaurant Art Lounge. His new album As Blue As The Rivers of Amman is due to drop July 2.   T … [Read more...]

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...]