Esquizito's Blog – April 2009 Archive (5)

April 28th, 2009

In “The City of Jazz,” one cannot turn around without encountering great legacy. Danny Barker speaks of the potency of Duke Ellington as if it was a force beyond the material world from which future generations will forever draw inspiration.



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Who can say where music lives? Being sound, it is matter and yet; music contains intangible qualities at its heart that compels ever to… Continue

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April 21st, 2009

Regarding Art Tatum, Mr. Barker asks a simple question.



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But then again... things are never so simple with Danny. Perhaps this is why he is so lovable. For the record, let me again reiterate: I never met Daniel Moses Barker. There are times when Danny... “blows my mind” - I mean, did a man like this exist?



Danny died in 1994, on the 13th of March, on the wings of Spring, in… Continue

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April 14th, 2009

Mr. Barker presents an intriguing question regarding Billie Holiday: “When did the girl sleep?”



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While it would have been appropriate to post this study of Billie Holiday on last Tuesday – the 94th anniversary of her birth, I decided to wait a while. I figured that the first posting of “Jazz Appreciation Month 2009” was better served by the light-heartedness of Erroll Garner. Perhaps this… Continue

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April 12th, 2009 - Easter Sunday

Oh......! What a beautiful city.

Allelujah!




Jazz will rise forever.



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Peace & Pops,

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April 7th, 2009

Spring has come!



On a related note, The Smithsonian Institute has declared that April is “Jazz Appreciation Month.” Of course most have heard the phrase: “The Birthplace of Jazz” (the motto was coined as a promotional slogan for French Quarter tourism and realty, a few decades back.) Well Dear Reader, I say: Jazz is still being born here in New Orleans! While I still cannot present any numbers to you, I will say it again – New Orleans is within a sho'nuff Katrina Baby Boom!… Continue

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Radical Grooves And Hometown Heroes: Cuba's Lasting Jazz Legacy

As Havana prepares to host this year's International Jazz Day celebration, Jazz Night In America's Christian McBride shares how the island nation has shaped jazz in America and around the world.

Regina Carter On Piano Jazz

The violinist brings her stellar technique and infectious energy to bear when she joins host Marian McPartland for "Chattanooga Choo Choo" and "In a Sentimental Mood."

Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free

In words as well as music, hear how seriously Bridgewater takes her role as a music mentor and how it connects to her own experience in the jazz lineage.

Songs We Love: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, 'Diaspora'

The trumpeter stretches into trap and electronics on Diaspora. Flutist Elena Pinderhughes guests on the soothing and locomotive first single.

First Listen: 'The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda'

Stream a compilation of cosmically scaled, rarely heard sounds from a largely unheralded master.

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