"Huge respect Egregio Maestro!
Like so many others, I feel I owe you big time. Seeing you on TV in the '70s on the 'Shabazz' tour demonstrated that freedom and discipline in exactly the right balance was essential to the serious art…"
"Your words on your spectrum album "what is life but a sprectrum and what is music but life itself" share my life.... "Stratus" is one of my life's faves since 37 years
I am very happy to meet you in this wonderful…"
Like so many others, I feel I owe you big time. Seeing you on TV in the '70s on the 'Shabazz' tour demonstrated that freedom and discipline in exactly the right balance was essential to the serious art of playing jazz - and that footage led me to so many great records.
As a keyboardist, I devoured what Milcho and all your fantastic sidemen were playing in relation to your rhythm innovations - it taught me a whole new approach to playing time, things I could never have remotely imagined. I have closely followed your career from then on - an ongoing education in fine, adventurous music.
When my daughter Eartha started taking singing seriously, her first gig was with Asere at Bristol Colston Hall - right after attending a songwriting week with them (which certainly knocked my first gig for six!)
A Billy-on thanks to you, Mr BC - long may you reign!
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll was host Marian McPartland's second guest during the first season of Piano Jazz. Thirty years later, Carroll makes a return appearance to reminisce with her friend about their experiences at the Hickory House and the Oak Room. Carroll gives a charming performance of "Very Early" and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of her guest.
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.