MILES & TRANE: TWO TITANS TURNING 90


posted by ROBERT J. CARMACK  #blues2jazzguy                     Its 2016, that means Messers ,Miles Dewey Davis and John William Coltrane,both born in 1926 is turning 90 years old . I’m excited and curious about what’s going to happen event-wise. What is radio,print and internet going to do?…

JAZZ SAXOPHONIST MEL MARTIN EXPLORES MUSIC OF JOE HENDERSON


posted by  Robert J. Carmack    #blues2jazzguy   San Francisco bay area saxophonist, Mel Martin will be a part of the S.F. Hot Plate jazz series at the SF Jazz Center. Every third Thursday of the month in the Joe Henderson Lab, the Bay Area’s most gifted musicians pay homage to the top100 jazz albums of…

THE WOLFMAN OF JAZZ ~ VIBIST WARREN WOLF


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #blues2jazzguy The phenomenal multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf is one of the most important and exciting young jazz artists performing today. The jazz bassist Christian McBride once said that “Wolf’s talent is so far off the radar screen. Everything you want in a musician:he has that times 20.” Christian met Wolf in…

SOUL SAUCE ~ CAL TJADER LATIN JAZZ LEGACY BAND


posted by Robert J. Carmack   #blues2jazzguy It’s not everyday you can jump in your car and drive to a spot, then wind up in the middle of the 1960s jazz scene Los Angeles.                  Back then you could still catch great latin jazz bands coming through like…

NINA SIMONE LEGACY~MISUNDERSTOOD??


“posted by  Robert J. Carmack   #blues2jazzguy With the upcoming production of NINA, a so-called biopic surrounding the life and loves of Nina Simone. There is tremendous opposition to the film from all sides and motives. It certainly has been no secret how I felt about the casting of Zoe Saldana in the starring role.I…

SANDRA BOOKER ~ BUMPIN’ IN VENTURA


posted by Robert J. Carmack   #blues2jazzguy                 Sandra Booker sung quite “Tenderly” last Friday night working her magic on the audience at the Squashed Grape Winery.Booker took over the popular jazz pub with her Trio,Kendall Kay on drums,Mike Gurrola bass and Dori Amarillo on Guitar. Later adding…