Rach and Maktub

Horacio Gutierrez was the guest soloist with the Seattle Symphony last Friday. Everyone knows his piano concertos no. 2 and no. 3, but until that concert, I didn't know that Rachmaninov had written a fourth piano concerto. After listening to the fourth, I can understand why it isn't played as often as the second and third. It's a finger-tangling endeavor, as expected, but isn't as melodious as its siblings.
Dave organized a group outing to see Maktub at Neumo's that same night. Their up-tempo stuff is danceable funky. Reggie Watts has a cool do.