Either tonight (Friday) or tomorrow night (Saturday), you should go over to Diverseworks
to see the premier of The Rosta Jazz Avengers
. The Avengers (John Edward Ross on guitar, Thomas Helton on bass, Richard Cholakian on drums and Seth Paynter on sax) are one of Houston's most cutting edge jazz ensembles, and Elemental
is a collaboration with filmmaker Laura Harrison. You can read more about it on JamHouston.com
(and even listen to a radio interview Ian did with John Edward Ross).
In honor of their show tonight, and as a part of our retrospective series
on former DT bassists, our live archive track
this week is a show we did with Thomas Helton
at the Cotton Exchange Bar back in January of 2004. We called the improv Republican Convention
One more thing - today at noon, tune in to KPFT
and you'll hear a couple Drop Trio tracks being spun. Houston entertainment attorney Mary Jane Hancock is doing a show on Open Journal, and she'll be using DT tunes for intros & outros.