Taylor Ho Bynum in Palo Alto

September 17, 2014 at 11:48 pm 1 comment

bynum-bikeTrumpeter Taylor Ho Bynum is closing out his week’s stay in the Bay Area on his west coast bicycle tour. You’ve got two chances left to see him — in duet with pianist Myra Melford, Fri. Sept. 19 at the Center for New Music; and with clarinetist Ben Goldberg on Sat. Sept. 20 in Palo Alto.

The Palo Alto show will be outdoors in the afternoon — 1:00 p.m. at Lytton Plaza, in the thick of downtown. Kudos to Mark Weiss for getting that arranged. (The Plaza isn’t on Lytton street. It’s a University and Emerson.)

Bynum is biking his way from Vancouver to the Mexican border, playing shows along the way. You could think of the whole trip as one extended performance piece. His next stop will be in southern California, where he’s got a couple of dates at the Angel City Jazz Festival the weekend of the 27th.

He’s been blogging the trip and posting recordings to Soundcloud. Here’s how it started — with a crash and a sunset.

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  • 1. markweiss86  |  September 20, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    thanks for the plug; actually your earlier post inspired this show. THB said that this is the only show during day light hours outdoors and only show in bike garb. After the hit, I led him to Bol Park in Palo Alto and he went south on Foothill Expressway, near Gunn, heading towards Saratoga/Scotts Valley when we bid adieu. Great show! Ben gifted me a copy of his 2013 cd.

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