JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH: UNSUNG PIANIST PHINEAS NEWBORN JR.


posted by Robert J. Carmack   @blues2jazzguy December 14, 1931 in Whiteville, TN – May 26 1989 – Memphis TN. Of all the Unsung pianists in Jazz, IMHO, Phineas is the most disrespected by the so-called  jazz experts. All I know is when I first heard his playing on record, I had never heard anyone…

THE CLUB ALABAM REVUE HITS GRAND SLAM AT FIRST SHOW


The CLUB ALABAM REVUE  written and directed by  Tu’Nook Sunday afternoons  at 4:PM will never be the same again. From the very first note by the Quintet known as  Duane & the Central Ave Players performing an original composition , Calico Blues, to sudden burst of energized persona by the name of “Robby Royale” the…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE DUKE: APRIL 29 1899 – May 24 1974


posted by Robert J. Carmack @blues2jazzguy      Duke Ellington was born April 29, 1899, in Washington, D.C. A major figure in the history of jazz music, his career spanned more than half a century, during which time he composed thousands of songs for the stage, screen and contemporary songbook. He created one of the…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KENNY DORHAM: A JAZZ PROPHET


Originally posted on Hipster Sanctuary:
posted by Robert J. Carmack _”In my opinion, pound for pound, he was among the “best of the best” trumpeters from all eras. In 1965, I was sitting in my jazz band class ,where I held down the alto sax chair..every Friday  was free-time where the student musicians  all breakup…

JAM! CELEBRATE & SUPPORT JAZZ LIVE & RECORDED


Originally posted on Hipster Sanctuary:
? APRIL IS  JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH Jazz Appreciation Month was created to be an annual event that would pay tribute to jazz as both a living and as a historic music. Schools, organizations, even governments, celebrate JAM with events ranging from free concerts to educational programs. The first year was 2001, and initial…

DAPS GEORGE V. JOHNSON!! JAZZ VOCALIST ON THE MOVE


posted by robert j. carmack  @blues2jazzguy Being  a “Certified” Hipster and all and holding my Ph.D  in “COOL” , I know one when I see or, hear one.  George V. Johnson is one of the coolest Hipsters I know. I got hip to this vocalist almost 15 years ago via rare CD recordings, One of…

ONAJE ALLAN GUMBS : QUIET MASTERY AT WORK


posted by Robert J. Carmack    follow:@blues2jazzguy whenever you hear jazz pianists on radio, over your car speakers, or even at a club , do you ask yourself, Why do they do this? at least I do..unless they happen to be Onaje Allan Gumbs. a New York native who embraces all there is to jazz…

ARMANDO PERAZA LATIN PERCUSSIONIST DIES ~1924-2014


posted by Robert J. Carmack  @blues2jazzguy Latin percussionist Amando Peraza (89) died April 14. No information was reported on place or cause of death as reported by several news agencies.   Armando Peraza was born May 30, 1924 in Havana, Cuba. His first gig as a percussionist was on the island with local bandleader Alberto Ruiz….