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Musician and activist Hugh Masekela passes away aged 78.

The South African jazz legend passed away on Tuesday.

Legendary jazz trumpeteer and activist Hugh Masekela succumbed to prostate cancer on Tuesday after a lengthy battle with the disease. 250 more words


My "Things Remembered" Show at SHAG Retirement Community in Lynnwood

Last Saturday afternoon, 15 December 2017, about 45 people in a retirement community whom I’d never met came to hear me play trumpet. I had promised to perform a one-hour show for them, playing a mixture of 25 songs—12 Christmas songs and 13 songs from classic musicals and movies. 713 more words


Woody Shaw – Stepping Stones: Live at the Village Vanguard (1978)

August 1978, New York City. While the world was still half deranged from over-exposure to the falsetto squeals of The Bee Gees’ hits ‘Stayin’ Alive’ and ‘Saturday Night Fever’, and queues of eager movie-goers stretched around the streets of Manhattan waiting to get into screenings of the summer mega-hit musical ‘Grease’, there was still a small but devoted following in New York for live acoustic jazz. 602 more words


Village Life — Paolo Fresu — A Balletic Triumph for Trumpet and Flugelhorn — Part 4

Barefoot and bewitching, jazz genius Paolo Fresu surprised, seduced, and disported from the first note to the last. On the 20th of July, I was transported in a friend’s car to Bagnoregio, a village 12 km from where I live. 605 more words

In A Land Far, Far Away

"Jazz Forum" Reinvents in Tarrytown

The first Jazz Forum opened its doors in New York City in June 1979. It moved from Cooper Square to lower Broadway, closing its doors for good in April 1983. 918 more words

May 17, 1637: And Keep Your Elbows Off the Table

As first minister to France’s Louis XIII, Cardinal Richileu was a major player in the politics of the early 17th century, transforming France into a powerful centralized state. 509 more words

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