Harry accompanied me on tracks 8 years ago, the CD finally coming out last January to great reviews and air play. You can check us out at www.cdbaby.com/ellifordyce and www.ellifordyce.net (which is being updated).
I appologize for the delay in responding. You have acquired one of the magnificent views in all America- if not the world. The Pallisades along the river are at your front door. The only site that I have seen that is similar is the Great Rift in Tanzania.
No, I really have not played much- rather, I am assuming a Glenn Gould mentality of emphasis on recordings and forgoing public performances. It really is more a function of compatability with the other economic, physical and emotional elements in my life. I am currently looking into a possible session based on tenor/bass duets--along the lines of Warne Marsh and Red Mitchell.
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.