LADY KRISTINA AT LARGE IN NEW YORK: JAZZ AND GENTRIFICATION


            Posted by Kristina McBride ~Int’l Jazz Editor at Large   I recently ventured to NYC to go see the legendary Pharaoh Sanders in Brooklyn. I hadn’t been to New York in around 13 years, so I wanted to take my time and see the city and experience it all over again, taking…

SHANA TUCKER DEBUT AT DETROIT’S CLIFF BELLS ~ ONE NIGHT ONLY


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #@blues2jazzguy The lovely and talented singer-multi-instrumentalist, Shana Tucker makes her first trip into the motor city,binging her special brand of Chamber Soul to CLIFF BELL’S Thursday, October 22, 2015       @ 8 & 9:30 PM 2030 Park Avenue, Detroit MI 48226 ———————————————————– CLIFF BELL’S, the historic downtown jazz…

HAPPY 85 TO JAZZ LEGENDARY SAXOPHONIST SONNY ROLLINS !


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…

CLARK ” MUMBLES” TERRY REACHES THE BIRD’S EYE at 94


posted by  Robert J. Carmack #blues2jazzguy The American Jazz community is jarred once again by the passing of trumpet master,Clark Terry (94). He was considered a major influence on trumpet coming out of the swing and Bebop eras, while bringing style and hip humor to generations of musicians, including Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. The seventh…

STRINGS OF SOUL WITH JAZZ GUITARIST JACQUES LESURE


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #blues2jazzguy Shown here with his brethren of the “Git’ Box,”  jazz man Jacques Lesure trading road stories , flats and sharps, and whats on tap for the next Jacques Lesure CD. Left to Right, Grammy winner George Benson, Paul Jackson Jr and Jacques. Noted Jazz Drummer, Willie Jones III ,…

HIPSTER SANCTUARY HALL of FAME SALUTES TRUMPET LEGEND ROY ELDRIDGE


One of the true innovators & chief architects of the modern style jazz Trumpet after Louis Armstrong’s “smooth phrasing” style, sheer Pizazz!- Hipster Collection Corner @ Facebook David Roy Eldridge (January 30, 1911 – February 26, 1989), commonly known as Roy Eldridge, and nicknamed “Little Jazz”, was an American jazz trumpet player. His sophisticated use of…