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” […]
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 […]
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 […]
Freddie, Jazz and People Movement
This post is the second of three to celebrate Freddie Hubbard’s born day 2023. In this post, I’m going to take a look at his involvement in the Jazz And People’s Movement (JPM). Despite numerous telephone calls and emails, I could only find contemporary views on the JPM, but did […]
Freddie Sings A Song Of Protest
This post is the third of three to celebrate Freddie Hubbard’s born day 2023, I’m going to take a look at probably the least well known album of the Freddie Hubbard pantheon, one that received “pushback”. I think this album stands-up well 53-years later; Freddie himself was less than positive […]
Happy Birthday George Benson!
March 22nd, 2023 marks George Benson’s 80th birthday. I celebrated his born day back in 2022 with a mixlcloud mix that is repeated below. I acquired a collection of George Benson CD’s from a collector, and my collection of Benson’s music from 81 shown on the mix image, to some […]
Pete Turner: The Color of Light (Exhibition)
A new exhibition of Pete Turner’s amazing color pictures opens this week in New York City. Sadly I won’t be able to attend. If you can attend, I thoroughly recommend making time. As good as Pete’s pictures look on CTI album covers or online, they take you to another level […]
It’s good luck to Flora Purim, Ron Carter & Steve Gadd, a look at their nominations for 2023 as well as some other recommendations. I’ve set my DVR, not that I expect to see any coverage of these artists, sadly. I’m guessing we’ll see more of Ozzie Osborne, who has […]