The JAZZ PIONEERS ROOM – ERROLL GARNER & FRIENDS


ERROLL GARNER – Jazz pianist, was born on June 15, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Garner was influenced by Fats Waller and was entirely self-taught. He spelled Art Tatum in the latter’s trio in 1945 and subsequently formed his own three-piece group, achieving commercial success with Concert by the Sea (1958), which has been credited asContinue reading “The JAZZ PIONEERS ROOM – ERROLL GARNER & FRIENDS”

REASONS TO SUPPORT DEXTER GORDON PARK IN LEIMERT VILLAGE – LOS ANGELES


EDITORIAL by Eric WATTREE  #wattreechronicles  #blues2jazzguy SAVE OUR LEGACY . As most people in Los Angeles know, the powers that be are in the process of gentrifying Leimert Park much like they’re doing in Harlem, New York. But what many in the community fail to realize is when they pave over communities, they pave overContinue reading “REASONS TO SUPPORT DEXTER GORDON PARK IN LEIMERT VILLAGE – LOS ANGELES”

CBS STEVIE WONDER’S SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE CELEBRATION “GOT IT RIGHT”


posted by robert j. carmack #blues2jazzguy #chefrobb #GrammyAwards #GrammySalute  #CBSNetwork “Songs in the Key of Life: An All-Star Grammy Salute” aired Monday on CBS, which featured the best of the new generation performers, all paying respect to the legendary Stevie Wonder. http://www.complex.com/music/2015/02/beyonce-ed-sheeran-gary-clark-jr-cover-stevie-wonder-higher-ground Performers including Beyonce, Ed Sheeran, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Tony Bennett and The BandContinue reading “CBS STEVIE WONDER’S SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE CELEBRATION “GOT IT RIGHT””

AHMAD JAMAL:SEEKS A FULL BLUE MOON AT 55th GRAMMY AWARDS


Hipster Sanctuary salutes Ahmad Jamal on receiving Grammy nomination for #BLUE MOON  “Best Instrumental 2013” and Down Beat”s Readers Poll- 2nd Best “Album of the Year.” We pay tribute to a sublime  musician upon his relentless pursuit of greatness and hereby induct him into #The Hipster Sanctuary #JAZZ HALL OF FAME.Blue Moon is not just Ahmad Jamal’sContinue reading “AHMAD JAMAL:SEEKS A FULL BLUE MOON AT 55th GRAMMY AWARDS”