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… Read More HIPSTER SANCTUARY NEW JAZZ EDITOR EDDIE CARTER & JAZZTRACKS SERIES

Harold Johnson Sextet Recaptures Magic In Reunion Concert


posted by blues2jazzguy    Robert J. Carmack Recently at the jazz club Catalina’s in Hollywood California, a crowd of fans, former schoolmates, neighbors, teachers all came together for a reunion concert by The Harold Johnson Sextet. Johnson is an accomplished producer,writer and arranger whose Jazz group kicked off their early music careers with a “hit… Read More Harold Johnson Sextet Recaptures Magic In Reunion Concert

NAT “KING” COLE WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE HIM ON THE SCREEN ??


 With all the remakes, and first time Bio-pics being produced at an alarming rate, where is the quality to match the numbers that’s’ due out and those yet to be made? MY VOTE is for Nat King Cole, the Man,  musician,singer, husband and parent. I want to know when will we see the NAT KING… Read More NAT “KING” COLE WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SEE HIM ON THE SCREEN ??

A Brush With Immortality: Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, and Jackie McLean


BENEATH THE SPIN  Posted by Eric L. Wattree                                via #blues2jazzguy I went to Shelly’s Manhole with some older brothers to see Thelonious Monk one night, and I noticed that Monk kept looking over at me as he was playing. It… Read More A Brush With Immortality: Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, and Jackie McLean

SAYING GOOD-BYE TO A LEGEND: HERB JEFFRIES 1913 – 2014


posted by Robert J. Carmack @blues2jazzguy RIP HERB JEFFRIES Sept. 24, 1913 – May 25, 2014.   Herb Jeffries is last  surviving  member of Duke Ellington’s early 1940s Band. The Bronze Buckaroo as he was known during his days as a singing actor of early black  cinema.        Read the LA Times  in-depth… Read More SAYING GOOD-BYE TO A LEGEND: HERB JEFFRIES 1913 – 2014

REMEMBERING TWO ECLECTIC ~CONTROVERSIAL PLAYS FROM A GONE ERA


Who Remembers these two plays and what were the circumstances in which you remember?  please comment. WHAT THE WINE-SELLERS BUY- RON MILNER SLOW DANCE ON THE KILLING GROUND – WILLIAM  HANLEY a young Clarence Williams III  showcases his acting skills – 1964 Veteran  Actor Glynn Turman ,is the only actor connected to both plays.  He… Read More REMEMBERING TWO ECLECTIC ~CONTROVERSIAL PLAYS FROM A GONE ERA