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On October 1, 1973.

On October 1, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Spectrum”, the debut album by Billy Cobham. The album was recorded from May 14–May 16, 1973 at the “Electric Lady Studios”, in  New York City, and was produced by Ken Scott. 72 more words

Women in Jazz pt 3: Helen Sung

I’ve been listening to Helen Sung for the last couple years and though she is a pianist, I’ve still been able to draw so much inspiration from her. 101 more words

Jazz Listening

The greatest piano solo I've ever heard

I’ve always liked Herbie Hancock but for whatever reason he has never cracked my top 3 favorite pianists. (Bud Powell, Wynton Kelly, McCoy Tyner) I was into most, if not all of his leader dates in the 60s, (Speak Like a Child is a top 5 record for me) and love him with Miles. 152 more words


2015 Detroit Jazz Festival, Muggy Monday

The woody plucking of an upright bass. The “ting ting-a-ting” of a ride cymbal. The rhythm that makes your foot tap and head bob. Full force swing. 591 more words


2015 Detroit Jazz Festival, Sublime Summer Sunday

Hot sun, cool beverages and sublime music were the order of the day at the Detroit Jazz Festival on Sunday.  I wandered into a set entitled “Jazz at the Shamrock Shore”, put on at the Pyramid Stage, for my first music of the day.   769 more words


Bobby Hutcherson: Components (1965) Blue Note/ Liberty

Selection 1: Tranquility (Hutcherson)


Selection 2: Air (Chambers)



Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba) Herbie Hancock (piano, organ) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 10, 1965… 581 more words

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