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For Trombonist Steve Davis' 50th Birthday, An Interview From 1998 for the Criss Cross Recording "Crossfire"

The exceptional trombonist Steve Davis turns 50 today. For the occasion, here’s an interview I did with Steve in 1998, when I was putting together the liner notes for his Criss Cross CD,  7,816 more words


Jackie McLean On Mars (1980)

Somehow, I didn’t know about this short documentary on Jackie McLean, entitled Jackie McLean On Mars, until this past weekend.  Jackie was one of the greats and one of my all-time my favorite musicians, artists, performers.  Check it out!

Booker Ervin - The Space Book (1964)

Any musician expecting to play for an extended period in Charles Mingus’ band had to find his own voice quickly and learn to play at the peak of his abilities. 413 more words


Jazz Club in Boston(5)

February 03.2017

On radio broadcasting Sadao(渡辺貞夫) said also he frequented in “Connolly’s.”

In Boston’s 1950s jazz scene, many jazz greats performed at nightclubs such as the High Hat and the Savoy and Wall’s Paradise. 238 more words


Jackie McLean - Right Now! (1965)

Stark, vital and insistent, Jackie McLean’s corrosive tone and strong bop roots fed into his questing musical character which authored some of the most inventive jazz records of the 60’s such as the essential Destination Out and One Step Beyond. 310 more words


Lee Morgan - Lee-Way (1960)

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This album was recorded in 1960, well before Lee Morgan, among others, became straight-jacketed into providing ‘Sidewinder’-style boogaloo fluff that Alfred Lion front-loaded onto releases to try and sell a few thousand more units through the mid-60’s. 141 more words


Grachan Moncur III - Evolution (1963)

Recorded in the hours before the assassination of President Kennedy, this document foretells the haywire mood of the times with a sound that floats between waking and dreaming. 301 more words