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Bakai - Cal Massey

‘Bakai’ is the first tune off John Coltrane’s first album as leader, recorded in 1957 for Prestige – this tune wasn’t actually written by Trane but by trumpeter Calvin ‘Cal’ Massey, however the trumpet on the record is by Johnnie Splawn. 63 more words


Boyhood(Richard Linklater) 2014 *** 7/11/2016

The concept behind the movie, the multi-year filming and the subtle transitions of everyone growing up is pulled off very well.  And the compelling story is that of the mother(Patrica Arquette) and the father(Ethan Hawke), with their modified ambitions, and trials, and real pahtos.   100 more words

Episode #8: John Coltrane and The Beach Boys

On this episode of Flat Sharp, we take a journey into the spiritual improvisations of John Coltrane’s “My Favorite Things,” and explore the bottomless beauty of The Beach Boys’ timeless classic “God Only Knows.”

The Prince of Darkness: A tribute to Miles Davis

Given that Miles Davis would have just turned 90. We thought it would be the perfect time to pay tribute to the Prince of Darkness, this mix contains interviews with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, along with compositions and interpretations of Miles’ music. 91 more words

Weekend listening: #chilcottjazz & Coltrane lives!

Three years ago, well before I had a Soundcloud account, my good friend Simon Hopkins kindly consented to making some music with me. And now in the spirit of  60 more words

Notes On Jazz: From Confessions Of An Honest Man


            The following excerpt is from my book CONFESSIONS OF AN HONEST MAN.  It is one of those creative moments when my passion for jazz and my passion for writing merge.   2,808 more words


I flEd,

I saW;

I blundered…



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