If there is such a thing as a line between madness and genus, I believe I have found it: If I had a time machine, one of the first things I would do would be to go and catch a Roland Kirk gig. Enough said.
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Whatever force responsible for this triumphant triumvirate culminated in a grand and glorious documentary film, Keep On, Keepin’ On – at the Ritz at the Bourse beginning on November 21st, which depicts the life and times of the celebrated trumpet and flugelhornist Clark Terry and his heartwarming relationship with 13-year-old blind pianist, Justin Kauflin. via […]
Legend is a word that definitely applies to jazz double-bassist Ron Carter. He has performed on well over 2,000 recordings. Having risen to prominence with The Miles Davis Quintet, Carter has provided a solid base for such diverse artists as Cannonball Adderley, Lena Horne, B.B. King, The Kronos Quartet, Luther Vandross and A Tribe Called […]
“There’s something about the band’s witty, spirited gypsy folk-jazz that is so new and yet so familiar all at once.”–Washington Post Everything I’ve heard about this band makes me want to see them live. via Washington Post.
Posted in jazz on April 23, 2014 | Comments Off on Why jazz puts women in the mood for love
syncopated off-beat rhythms – typical of jazz – proved more of a turn-on than simple chords and melodies http://metro.co.uk/2014/04/23/why-jazz-puts-women-in-the-mood-for-love-4705767/
I am so looking forward to these gigs that I have been planning for over a year now. Getting good musicians and venues diaries to match up simply takes more effort than you could imagine. We have the finest of Copenhagen musicians: Mikkel Find (drums), Marko Martinovic (Piano) and Simon Thorsen (Tenor Sax). I will […]
Jazz Articles: Photo Gallery: Peter Erskine’s Candids of Jaco Pastorius – By Peter Erskine — Jazz Articles
Posted in american music, jazz, tagged Jaco Pastorius, Peter Erskine on March 19, 2014 | Comments Off on Jazz Articles: Photo Gallery: Peter Erskine’s Candids of Jaco Pastorius – By Peter Erskine — Jazz Articles
Some great photos of Jaco Pastorius taken by the great Peter Erskine http://jazztimes.com/articles/123940-photo-gallery-peter-erskine-s-candids-of-jaco-pastorius
Posted in jazz on March 15, 2014 | Comments Off on Revival for the art of Hungarian Song
Great article here about Tcha Limberger, who is apparently, the latest light of jazz Magyar Nota. Revival for the art of Hungarian Song – Yorkshire Post.
Yet another live album from this Dinosaur of jazz. It’s due to hit the streets this May, and it features the first recording of Patanjali – an original Sonny Rollins composition. http://www.sonnyrollins.com/