Kenny Garrett played next town over last Friday and I watched a pretty kickin' show. The band was Don't Call Me Kenny G on alto and soprano, Carlos McKinney playing keys, Ronald Bruner on drums -- Ronald Bruner on drums! -- Ronald! Bruner! On! Drums! -- RONALD BRUNER ON DRUMS -- and Kris Funn performing on the double bass. Kris played solid, musical, creative stuff and made it work all night long. His ability to play tough stuff right in tune on a borrowed bass seriously impressed. This band can definitely get into 'bring it' territory, too. Kris brought it every time it was time to do that. The main reason I'm taking up your time is to draw your attention to Kris' website. 'Fess up: You wonder what it would be like to be in your mid-20s, single and touring the world with a major-league jazz act, don't you? Well, add to that Kris' intellegence, his deep jazz roots, his desire to live thoughtfully, his dead-on scope on drummers and his perspective as a young Black man and you peek on the site's appeal. Checkit. PS: FWIW Kris posts on here occasionally but it's not for me to out him -- he ain't spoke up yet and it's his prerogative. Just one more example of, "Speak nicely because you never know who's listening."