KEVIN GOINS ~MUSIC MAN OF THE AGES: RUDY VAN GELDER MEMORIAM


by Kevin Goins – Music/Media Consultant/Contributor         RUDY VAN GELDER – IN MEMORIAM….. Damn, Grim Reaper…bad enough we’ve seen many folks go to the Great Beyond before we hit mid-year, no thanks to you. And this week, you just had to go for the flippin’ trifecta. Toots, Steven Hill, and now this…

RUDY VAN GELDER: THE FINAL NOTE 1924 – 2016


posted by Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy                           Rudy Van Gelder, a renowned recording engineer who captured jazz greats Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and many others in his parents’ Hackensack living room and later in his Englewood Cliffs studio, died Thursday,…

DALE FIELDER QUARTET RESILIENCE! HINDSIGHT 20 YEARS


posted by Robert J. Carmack        #@blues2jazzguy Los Angeles_ Dale Fielder, the LA based  musician,composer,bandleader is just one of those rare entities that chooses to grow and get better with time. After more than 20 years as the leader of Dale Fielder Quartet,  He keeps re-inventing himself with his great original compositions or…

DALE FIELDER QUARTET 20 YEAR CELEBRATION JAZZ SPOKEN HERE!


Originally posted on Hipster Sanctuary:
posted by #@blues2jazzguy     hipstersanctuary.com staffwriter The MAN and his GOLDEN HORNS JAZZ SPOKEN HERE  is a combination of JAZZ and POETRY  being performed  by Jazz man Dale Fielder and his Quartet. also performing as special guest poet is longtime jazz promoter and journalist,Robert J. Carmack. DALE FIELDER QUARTET…

GOOD-BYE FOR NOW TOOTS THIELEMANS: FINAL NOTE 1922-2016


posted by Robert J. Carmack Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Isidor, Baron Thielemans, better known as Toots Thielemans,was a master jazz musician. He was well-known for his harmonica playing, but was a sublime guitarist and whistle soloist, often a first-call sessions player. Many times over the decades of his career, he could be heard on Jazz/POP recordings, or…

BONE SOIR, CONRAD HERWIG EXPANDING THE LEGACY OF GREATNESS


Originally posted on Hipster Sanctuary:
posted by Robert J. Carmack -#blues2jazzguy In an era where the only thing that counts is Butts in the seat and the cling-clang of a CASH REGISTER while musicians struggle to play a solo over the YAMMERIN’ OF PSUEDO-HIPSTERS TALKING ABOUT ANY AND ALL THINGS EXCEPT THE MUSIC??  So what…

Patterns: Bobby Hutcherson in 1968


By CARL GLATZEL, Editor An artist whose musical prowess can still be felt in today’s youth-centric jazz scene, Bobby Hutcherson cut his teeth in the service of such legends as Eric Dolphy, Ar… Source: Patterns: Bobby Hutcherson in 1968

THE FIRST WATTS FESTIVAL: LOOKING BACK AT AUGUST 1966


I guess it’s always a surprise to find that another year have come and gone, then you realize that it’s not just another year, but a decade has come and left.  I’m not naive to believe time should stand still for me,but I was just reflecting with a good friend of mine, who also grew…

JAZZ LEGENDARY VIBIST BOBBY HUTCHERSON 75 HAS PASSED 1941 – 2016


posted by Robert J. Carmack         Bobby Hutcherson:1941-2016 The most accomplished vibraphonist and composer to emerge in the latter half of the 20th Century,has passed at age 75 Monday, August 15th. Bobby Hutcherson is survived by a wife and a bevy of family and close friends all grieving. Hutcherson redefined the role of…