Joe Beck with glasses and a goatie beard leaning on his guitar for a publicity picture for his then label DMP whose label and name is included.

Happy Born Day: Joe Beck

Joe Beck was born July 29th, 1945 in Philadelphia PA and died in July 2008, only in his 60’s from cancer, as so many of his peers did. His 1975 KUDU album isn’t a jazz offering for the purists, but […]

Yama – Art Farmer

Doug Payne takes us through his voyage a rediscovery of Art Farmer’s[1]Art Farmer | Discography | Discogs “Yama”[2]Art Farmer with Joe Henderson – Yama | Releases | Discogs, one of the last recordings released on CTI. Forty years ago this […]

Freddie Hubbard in 2022

There are two new-old Feddie Hubbard releases this month. Breaking Point The first is rereleased by Blue Note in their “Tone Poet” series, Freddie’s 1964 album “Breaking Point”. The album was remastered in 2003/2004 for CD release and has also […]

Happy Birthday Creed Taylor

33,967 days ago, Creed Taylor was born in Lynchburg, Virginia on May 13th, 1929, , Happy 93rd birthday Creed. The more I learn about Creed Taylor, the more it’s obvious that Creed let his productions speak for him and the […]

down beat cover featuring Ron Carter in 1978

Ron Carter “from the magazine rack”

This post is to celebrate Ron Carter’s 85th birthday. In previous years I’ve done a mix of tracks[1]Celebrating Ron Carter – Creed Taylor Produced (ctproduced.com), a “fourfer”[2]Happy Birthday – Ron Carter – Creed Taylor Produced (ctproduced.com) and other celebrations. This […]