Yes - you did see him advertised at Jazz Alley. Taj and his band, plus Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley were all there from Nov 22 to Dec 1. I'm sure it was great but I was too pathetic to go down there. Anyway - Taj is definitely still out there doing it.I think he does. I saw him live at a smallish venue in Seattle years ago. Just a trio I think. I think I saw him advertised there in this year? Jazz Alley.
Saw David Bromberg do this live in Rochester, NY- 1979 - kind of '1st date' with my ( still!!) wife
Heck of a band back in the day,
and David was equally strong solo. Just one of the best musicians we've ever heard
Not only a great musician, but a great performer. Saw him about a dozen times and always great shows. His flatpicking chops are not what they were, but he still commands attention on stage.
David just flat out said in recent interviews that he won't do the fast bluegrass picking anymore- because he can't.
It must be painful to admit that, when you know how damn good you were...
I live in NoVa and someday would love to go to his violin/music shop in Delaware and just meet him.
Shake his hand and just let him know how much of what I play, came from picking up bits and pieces of his acoustic and electric blues playing and flatpicking. Not nearly as good, duh, but I know where it came from.
Heck of a performer, charismatic