posted by Kamaad Tauhid @blues2jazzguy concert photos by jazz archivist Chuck Koton “The Stage, (pun intended)” was set 9:pm on Feb 9th 2019 in Los Angeles, where the bass master, Juini Booth landed for his WORLD STAGE DEBUT. Booth a jazz icon starting when he sprung on his own for New York in mid-60s as… Read More JAZZ BASSIST AND POET DELIGHTS L.A. AUDIENCES IN DEBUT
posted by #@blues2 jazz guy “Profound Simplicity”- A Glimpse of Dwight Trible” by Kristina McBride I’ve been spinning quite a bit of music lately, listening to the inner urge of Joe Henderson’s tenor sax, Lee Morgan’s blistering trumpet solo telling it like it is, Black Arthur breaking down Lenox Ave on my new Rega RP3… Read More PROFOUND SIMPLICITY: A GLIMPSE OF DWIGHT TRIBLE
Meet Newly added Jazz Editor at Large.Coming July 30th Kristina McBride debuts at the Hipster Sanctuary with an in-depth interview with the soulful and quite sublime, vocalist, Dwight Trible.
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… Read More JAZZ LEGENDARY VIBIST BOBBY HUTCHERSON 75 HAS PASSED 1941 – 2016
*posted by Kamaad Tauhid #blues2jazzguy L.A.-based music journalist and jazz archivist, Robert J. Carmack is creating performances in an evening of classic compositions by legendary jazz artist Bobby Hutcherson and Jackie McLean. while collaborating with the legendary Billy Higgins WORLD STAGE Performance Gallery, The event… Read More CLASSIC JAZZ ARTISTS MUSIC TO BE PERFORMED IN HOMAGE AT WORLD STAGE
posted by Kamaad Tauhid #blues2jazzguy L.A. Calif_ It was announced by leader/spokesman Robert J. Carmack, that a collaboration of musicians,vocalists,arrangers and poets have formed PLIGHT. Plight is a grassroots performance ensemble featuring iconic jazz compositions integrated with spoken word and “vocalese” arrangements. Seriously dedicated to preserving the legacy of improvised American classical music,better known as… Read More GRASSROOTS JAZZ ENSEMBLE~ PLIGHT ~ DEBUTS JULY 30
posted by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy Once in a lunar eclipse weekend you might get some pretty good entertainment in selected spots around Los Angeles, but to get great jazz, that requires planning ahead and research. for the last 39 years , in an unlikely area of south central Los Angeles wedged between a Junior… Read More PATRICE RUSHEN & CARMEN LUNDY HIGHLIGHT 39TH ANNUAL WATTS TOWERS JAZZ FESTIVAL
posted by robert j. carmack #@blues2jazzguy SONNY ROLLINS SEPTEMBER 7 1930 Sonny Rollins turned 85 years old today . its hard to believe ,not because of his age, but, in spite of his age. He still holds court somewhere in the world on major stages blowing long, multi-note phrases, swinging violently on the most miniscule… Read More HAPPY 85 TO JAZZ LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST SONNY ROLLINS !
posted by Robert J. Carmack with photos by Chuck Koton August 29 is a very lively day for many and jazz is no stranger, as it’s the birthdate of three prominent saxophonists, Charlie Parker, Bobby Watson and multi-reeds man,Bennie Maupin. The Blue Whale jazz club of Los Angeles was rocking for two nights as Bennie… Read More BENNIE’S FROM HEAVEN: BENNIE MAUPIN BASHIN’ AT THE BLUE WHALE
This Friday night in New York City promises to be unforgettable. The hard-driving drummer & bandleader,Willie Jones III slides in for one-night only,three dinner sets. August 21, 1st set begins at 7:30pm. Willie Jones III, one of the hardest swinging drummers in modern jazz, is an important bandleader who leads groups that have irresistible chemistry.… Read More WILLIE JONES III QUINTET SET TO APPEAR AT SMOKE JAZZ & SUPPER CLUB