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things ain't what they used to be...

In 1962,  many very talented, young jazz artists were beginning to make their voices heard on the scene. Consider the following, along with the age they turned that year: 591 more words

Donald Byrd

Two Great Jazz Ballads by Horace Silver & Donald Byrd.

As the weather starts to get more autumnal, the musical side of my brain makes its annual migration from the beaches of Earth Wind & Fire, through… 383 more words


Bronx street named after jazz legend and MSM alumnus Donald Byrd

By Bobby Sanabria

September 9, 2017 was a significant day in the borough of music as the late, great Donald Byrd (DP ’58, Trumpet; BM ’62, Trumpet; MM ’63, Music Education) was honored with a street named after him in the Bronx. 260 more words

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Stan Getz brings the rain

Above: Stan Getz (and friends) listening to a playback of his new LP, Sweet Rain, in 1967, released 50 years ago this week

Cool. Warm. 954 more words


You Play The Songs Five

Once again, it’s time to play You Play The Songs. If you weren’t here last month for the last edition or you’ve forgotten how it goes, I’ll tell you all about it. 593 more words


Music to Write By: #BrightCityBook Edition

Sometimes, I get questions about all kinds of aspects related to my writing process: Where do I do the bulk of my writing? Do I write everyday? 177 more words

Bright City

On Stage: Missing?

Beth Corning’s latest piece for The Glue Factory, What’s Missing?, was a puzzlement. Performed with noted choreographer and writer Donald Byrd, Missing (as the title indicates) asked more questions than it answered, leaving it up to the viewer to provide a personal solution. 407 more words

Beth Corning