HIPSTER SANCTUARY RETRO-JAZZ REVIEW:CAL MASSEY – BLACK LIBERATOR??


posted by Justin Scoville-musician,composer, educator,blogger CAL MASSEY   1928-1972   Introduction   Imagine the mid-1960’s in Brooklyn. You are strolling down New York Avenue to St. Gregory’s Church, where a benefit concert is being held to raise funds for a neighborhood playground. You are surprised to see John Coltrane’s Quartet playing A Love Supreme, with the…

WORLD STAGE HONORS BILLY HIGGINS WITH HEAVENLY LEGACY CONCERT


posted by music journalist Robert J. Carmack   photos credits: Robert Carmack and Sol Washington You know, one of the benefits of living in Los Angeles or Southern California period, is the weather. This particular Sunday was no different than the 54 Summers past I have lived in California.But this one was very special though….

Sonny Criss – Talented But Tragic


Originally posted on GEEZER MUSIC CLUB:
We haven’t featured a jazz musician for a while and today’s spotlight falls on one of the best, alto saxophonist Sonny Criss. A contemporary of Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker — in fact, he played alongside him in the early years — Criss was an early bloomer musically, but his career…