Lauryn Hill announces Warner Theatre show; Van Halen announces 2012 tour

Lauryn Hill announces Warner Theatre show; Van Halen announces 2012 tour


Lauryn Hill will visit D.C. on Leap Day. (AP Photo/Spencer Weiner)

- Mark your calendar — but maybe just in pencil, part 2: Van Halen will be hitting the road in 2012 with David Lee Roth on vocals. The band has a new album on the way next year, as well. The band previously reunited with Roth for a 2007-08 tour that included a stop at Verizon Center. No dates or venues have been announced for the upcoming tour.

- Avant-garde jazz great Sam Rivers passed away at the age of 88. Watch a video below and read a Post review of a 1980 concert at D.C. Space after the jump.

- Also: #SWAG

Sam Rivers and Dave Holland

by Mike Joyce, May 24, 1980

Sam Rivers and Dave Holland have played jazz together on and off for 10 years. For the last three years, they have played only with each other — either as a duo or as the core of larger groups. Last night they appeared as a duo in the first of two evenings at D.C. Space. Their unusually long and close association has created music that sounds like an intensely personal and original dialogue.

In the first set, they played for an uninterrupted hour. During Holland's acoustic bass solos, Rivers switched from sax to piano to flute. He played a tender tenor sax and a patient piano to make Holland's sliding, bending and bowed bass notes an equal partner in the sound mix. Both were technically impeccable.

The duo's professed aim is to attain true improvisation that is free of all past jazz cliches, even the unorthodox cliches of the recent avant garde. Last night they succeeded.

They worked against their own reflexive habits to create an austere music free of repetition and style but full of feeling and exploration. Each musician closed his eyes in obvious concentration, listening carefully to himself and his partner. As each lost himself in a creative trance, the music improved unmistakably as the night progressed.

by David Malitz


Lauryn Hill will visit D.C. on Leap Day. (AP Photo/Spencer Weiner)

- Mark your calendar — but maybe just in pencil, part 2: Van Halen will be hitting the road in 2012 with David Lee Roth on vocals. The band has a new album on the way next year, as well. The band previously reunited with Roth for a 2007-08 tour that included a stop at Verizon Center. No dates or venues have been announced for the upcoming tour.

- Avant-garde jazz great Sam Rivers passed away at the age of 88. Watch a video below and read a Post review of a 1980 concert at D.C. Space after the jump.

- Also: #SWAG

Sam Rivers and Dave Holland

by Mike Joyce, May 24, 1980

Sam Rivers and Dave Holland have played jazz together on and off for 10 years. For the last three years, they have played only with each other — either as a duo or as the core of larger groups. Last night they appeared as a duo in the first of two evenings at D.C. Space. Their unusually long and close association has created music that sounds like an intensely personal and original dialogue.

In the first set, they played for an uninterrupted hour. During Holland's acoustic bass solos, Rivers switched from sax to piano to flute. He played a tender tenor sax and a patient piano to make Holland's sliding, bending and bowed bass notes an equal partner in the sound mix. Both were technically impeccable.

The duo's professed aim is to attain true improvisation that is free of all past jazz cliches, even the unorthodox cliches of the recent avant garde. Last night they succeeded.

They worked against their own reflexive habits to create an austere music free of repetition and style but full of feeling and exploration. Each musician closed his eyes in obvious concentration, listening carefully to himself and his partner. As each lost himself in a creative trance, the music improved unmistakably as the night progressed.

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