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 […]

Poster advertising the 2022 NEA Jazz Master concert

NEA Jazz Masters 2022

Congratulations to this year’s musicians recognized as 2022 NEA Jazz Masters—Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison, Jr., Billy Hart, and Cassandra Wilson. There will be a concert tonight live in San Francisco that will also be live streamed and available via many radio stations. For […]

Cover of album showing Hank Crawford leaning on a post near the Hudson River

On This Day: Cajun Sunrise

OK, well perhaps not on this day, but certainly in March 1978, 44-years ago, Hank Crawford and David Matthews were in Electric Lady Studios on W 8th Street in New York City, laying down the final tracks for the last […]