RETRO-JAZZ KIOSK: ERIC DOLPHY – EPISTROPHY


EPISTROPHY – LAST DATE   – June 2,1964 Holland Featuring: Eric Dolphy(Flute, Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax) Misja Mengelberg(Piano) Jacques schols(Bass) Han Bennink(Drums)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUvz0FJzB_s  

Revolutionary Poet Laureate Playwright Imamu Amiri Baraka Dies at 79


Imamu Amiri Baraka His death at Beth Israel Medical Center,Thursday, January 9 was confirmed by his son Ras Baraka, a member of the Newark Municipal Council. He did not specify a cause, but said that Mr. Baraka had been hospitalized since Dec. 21. Mr. Baraka was famous as one of the major forces in the…

REMEMBERING JAZZ PIANO ROYALTY TRAGICALLY LOST IN 2013


Cedar Anthony Walton, Jr. (January 17, 1934 – August 19, 2013) was a  hard bop jazz pianist. He came to prominence as a member of drummer Art Blakey‘s band before establishing a long career as a bandleader and composer. Several of his compositions have become jazz standards, including “Mosaic”, “Bolivia”, “Mode for Joe” and “Ugetsu”, also known as “Fantasy in…

TIME TRAVELING DIZZY (REECE) ! HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Happy Birthday, Dizzy Reece …Just revisiting a great Unsung trumpeter; You want a passionate  player  to interpret your favorite standards or just conjure up the tenacity of those fiery jam sessions of the  40s, Check Dizzy Reece! After spending the 1950s playing in Paris, Jamaican bebop trumpeter Dizzy Reece landed in New York City in 1960. He has…

Paying Tribute To Big Bruh Sweet Lou: WE Are One


January 7 date is quickly approaching and marking the  first year since the passing of  Elder Wilson brother, Sweet Lou. WILSON was a founding member of funk group MANDRILL. After four decades in the music business, the Mandrill band is still thrilling audiences world wide. 2014 is no different  with the Wilson Brothers developing new…

Remembering The Gentle Giant: RIP YUSEF LATEEF


posted by Robert J. Carmack    Grammy Award-winning, Tennessee-born jazz musician/composer Yusef Lateef  died recently at his home in Shutesbury, Mass.The saxophonist was raised in Detroit and was 93 when he died of age-related complications Monday, December 23. According to his family, he passed peacefully at home. I first experienced Yusef  Lateef’s music as a…