JAZZTRACKS SERIES BY EDDIE CARTER ~ STANLEY TURRENTINE


        Stanley Turrentine with the Three Sounds – Blue Hour Music Matters Jazz In the hands of Stanley Turrentine, the tenor saxophone was an instrument of soulful creativity and immense power.  From his 1960 Blue Note debut, Look Out (BLP 4039/BST 84039) through his biggest hit for CTI Records, Sugar (CTI 6005)…

HIPSTER SANCTUARY NEW JAZZ EDITOR EDDIE CARTER & JAZZTRACKS SERIES


Our Newest Contributing Jazz Editor Mr. Eddie Carter of Atlanta..FOLLOW the JAZZTRACKS Words from Publisher/Founder Robert J. Carmack “welcome aboard Eddie its good to have your wise advice and keen knowledge when it comes to jazz.” R.J. Carmack   Eddie Carter – Southern Region – Jazz Editor ~ Eddie’s love for jazz began at the age…

TWO HOURS WITH AZAR LAWRENCE EXPERIENCE ~ THE RIGHT PRESCRIPTION


Los Angeles, CA. Nov 14__ The City of angels needed a rest from crazy news cycles and bad traffic reports,the perfect Rx was written last Sunday evening at Zebulon Café. Concord Records Group newest label, The Jazz Dispensary served up AZAR LAWRENCE EXPERIENCE in Bridge into the New Age . Lawrence brought in his all-star lineup of jazz greats…

REMEMBERING FREDERICK DEWAYNE HUBBARD: “HUBB”


written by Robert J. Carmack  #@blues2jazzguy As this writer was trying to decide on subjects and artists to write about during Jazz appreciation month, “Hubb”, BKA Freddie Hubbard, came into my mind It’s not easy to write about an eclectic figure like Frederick Dewayne Hubbard. So I’m just going to go against all traditional musings about Hubbard, as…

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA MUSIC EDUCATOR MOURNED BY MANY


San Francisco Bay area jazz pianist, arranger, composer and educator from East Moline(Iowa) widely known as “The Jazz Professor” died Saturday evening at the age of 80 at his home in Oakland, Calif.    July 1936 – March 2017 “Professor” Bell mentored and inspired many professional musicians as a college music professor and jazz band director. He also recorded several jazz albums and…

RIFFIN’ WITH CLASSIC AVANT GARDE JAZZ MAN BOBBY BRADFORD


posted by Robert J. Carmack / Chuck Koton-Photos One of the best part of living in Los Angeles besides the weather, is the plethora of great art museums. The County of Los Angeles on Wilshire for Modern Art has been pumping out great live jazz concerts for years. many I have been witness to, and…

LOCAL JAZZ MUSICIANS & SINGERS SUPPORT BILLY HIGGINS WORLD STAGE


posted by Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy Local Jazz artists are throwing their hat in the ring, or in this case their voices and instruments. I have assembled a plethora of very talented musicians and singers to produce the “POCKET JAZZ SERIES”, a group of concerts. I’ve coined that phrase to emphasize the “small in…

BILLY HIGGINS WORLD STAGE PRESENTS: POCKET JAZZ SERIES AUGUST 22 & 29


posted by #@blues2jazzguy Coming August 22/29 The World Stage Performance Gallery Pocket Jazz Series  Saturday August 22, 7:30pm The Genius of DUKE PEARSON:Thanks Uncle Duke Uncle Duke Legacy Band–Bobby WEST pianist/music director, Reggie Carson bassist,Ishmael Hunter drums,Derf Reklaw Flute/sax/percussion, Pat Sligh , Mechelle LaChaux and Jana Wilson Vocals;  M.C./Poet:Robert J. Carmack ********************************************************************************** Saturday August 29  7:30pm…