I had a great time Saturday May 20th doing my third ever DJ/Selector set playing exclusively CTI / KUDU tracks on vinyl. I made a number of changes from the first two sets, in total now I have a potential pick list of 54-tracks. Thanks to Body Music Longmont, Absolute […]
Remembering Creed Taylor On His Born Day
It’s late on May13th, 2023. I didn’t want today to pass without remembering Creed Taylor on the anniversary of his birth in 1929. The feedback, comments and subscriptions to this website from social media have far exceeded the original number I thought might be interested in Creed Taylor’s work. More […]
The Orchestra In The Sky Has a New Arranger
Ken Sebesky, son of Don Sebesky, announced on April 29th that his father has passed on to the great orchestra in the sky. Doug Payne has the first of what I understand is a two-part tribute, click the image below for his full part-1. Born December 10, 1937, Perth Amboy, […]
All Vinyl DJ Set – May 20th
I’ll be playing another all vinyl DJ set at the “Times Collaborative” in Longmont, Colorado on May 20th. I’ll update this post with my set time when I know it. The sessions run from 7-11pm though, so it will be early rather than a midnight stint. Jill aka “Body Music” […]
Ron Carter Birthday!
May 4th marks Maestro Carter’s 86th birthday. I’m delighted to see Ron is mobile again after having back problems for sometime. I’m even happier to see that Ron will be finally appearing at Dazzle in Denver, some 3-years after I originally had tickets. I’ve written many times about Ron, including […]
Most of my music collection consists of vinyl records from the 1960’s, 70’s and assorted years since then. Probably two thirds of that is original, purchased new. When I buy records these days it’s most likely used. Musicians get zip/nothing/nada from second hand sales, they also get very little from, […]
Esther Phillips – Blues Hall of Fame
Esther Phillips is to be inducted into The Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame ((https://blues.org/hall/)).
Memorialization is a slow process but it starts with recognition. In his review of Esther’s career for the Blues Foundation ((https://blues.org/blues_hof_inductee/esther-phillips/)), Jim O’Neal touches on many of the aspects that made Esther’s career so tragic.
Downbeat – The Good, Bad & Ugly
It’s tough to be down on Downbeat. From the 1930’s until Jazz started to wane in the 1980’s years they were the definitive jazz music “organ”. It’s not been a good month for Downbeat in my eyes. My rose tinted glasses are cracked and fading. In this post I have […]
I’m late in marking his passing but I’d bet most people reading this don’t know of Kwame Brathwaite’s work. You should. He didn’t do much work for Creed Taylor, but two of his liner pictures, coincidentally from albums with Hubert Laws, had a big impact on me. Brathwaite album cover […]
Happy Born Day Hub’s!
In the band are Will Lee(Bass), Steve Jordan(Drums), Steve Khan(Guitar) – thanks to the eagle-eyed Jean and Doug! Unusually for any artist celebrated here, I have three posts about Freddie Hubbard for today, the anniversary of Freddie Hubbard’s birthday on April 7th, 1938, 85 years ago. This post is a […]