Kim Paris from the FM Radio Archive Collection recently shared a interesting live set from 1974 featuring Freddie Hubbard and Les McCann at the Apollo’s Black Music ’75 show. This ambitious event aimed to showcase jazz legends to the Harlem audience. The performance, while receiving mixed reviews, provides a nostalgic glimpse into an iconic era of jazz music.
Les McCann, a renowned musician, passed away at 88 in Los Angeles. Pat Thomas, a close associate, mourned and celebrated McCann’s legacy. His influential albums and photography book honor his contribution to music and culture. McCann’s impact was recognized in a New York Times obituary. His music continues to inspire, particularly in the “Acid Jazz” scene.