CLIFFORD JORDAN SWINGS LIKE A GATE!


Originally posted on Empty Chair:
Clifford Jordan: Mosaic [Starting Time/A Story Tale] (1961) Milestone CD 47092 [2001] Jazzland 52 + Jazzland 40 Track list: 01 – Sunrise In Mexico 02 – Extempore 03 – Down Through The Years 04 – Quittin’ Time 05 – One Flight Down 06 – Windmill 07 – Don’t You Know…

2013 NEA JAZZ MASTERS HONORED AT LINCOLN CENTER


http://www.livestream.com/neajazzmasters/video?clipId=pla_507a95ec-094b-4226-ae62-d1c0e7f5ed2d&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb (click link for the full presentation on NPR stream) National Endowment for the Arts recognized its 2013 class of Jazz Masters on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. The honor is the highest federally supported award for jazz artistry; those recognized receive a $25,000 grant and a tribute performance. The class of 2013 included alto saxophonist, Lou Donaldson,Village…

WHO ARE YOUR TOP TEN JAZZ,BLUES, OR SOUL MUSIC GROUPS OF ALLTIME??


List your favorite #Soul, #Blues or #Jazz music group of all-time, in ranking order. Perhaps your list will be cited as Best List of All Time  greats. Some people like the Four Tops, Gladys Knight and James Brown, perhaps You like #Kool & the Gang , #WAR and Stevie Wonder. #BB King, #Bobby Blue Bland…

JANICE MAXIE-REID: QUEEN OF THE KEYBOARDS


“Queen Of The Keyboards”, “The Complete Package”, The“Triple Threat” are just a few titles that have been often used to describe Bay Area keyboardist and vocalist, #Janice Maxie-Reid.Conservatory-trained, jazz and gospel inspired, this stunning and talented powerhouse hails from Oakland California. Janice began playing at the piano at age four, singing at age nine and performing…

GREGORY PORTER: BREATH OF FRESH AIR JAZZ VOICE


 It’s about time for somebody to clear their proverbial throats in the male category of singers .  #Gregory Porter is starting to answer the call each and every time. Enjoy a sample of this #Grammy-nominee’s sound. #Hipster Sanctuary will revisit this fabulous young singer in the coming weeks.follow on twitter; #@blues2jazzguy

GEE BABY AIN’T I GOOD TO YOU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9slDDD5nrqc      The King Cole Trio (Nat Cole, piano; Oscar Moore, guitar; and Johnny Miller, bass) performing “Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You” with vocal by King Cole. This is their second master from the historic first session of November 30, 1943. A great arrangement, this is the definitive rendition of this classic…