Esquizito,l, you have jazz analysed from 'la primitivve 'to contemporary,, neither terms adequately describing either, am listening to your' Stardust' (state of the art Ballad) a tune capable of going in any rhythmic or melodic direction. You love jazz from top to bottom, like I do, the most creative of "'"""Arts"" Tommy.
The first book I ever found on so called 'Afro Cuban 'percussion was by Humberto Morales, written in the forties, there seem to one or two sets of brothers in Latin music, the Dorans with Cal Tjader, The Morales and the Orta brothers in Miami beach, they work with Sammy Figueroa, check my photos. Just caught Stardust, beautiful, next time I visit my son in Miami I am going to make it a point to visit N O. Incidentally, check out Janysett McPherson , from Cuba but living currently in France delicious vocals, coupled with great piano, with good Bass and drums, would be interested in what you think. Salut!!
Have listened to 'Something I dreamed last night', a few times now, its a gem' as usual Ellis plays a beautiful meaningful solo. What about Danny Barkers phrasing??, may sound stupid but Sinatra must have listened to him. Tommy
Thanks man, who knows, we may meet, that would be cool. My son lives in Miami beach and I keep promising myself a trip when I'm there to NO, check my photos there is one there with Sammy Figeroa, percussionista mucho in Miami. Have read quite a lot of American Irish history, "Paddywhacked" by John Ireland deals with that early New Orleans period, I am Welsh by the way, married an Irish girl and been here ever since. Thanks for the visit. T T
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.