On-Going Series: Keystone Klippins’ – 45 Years!!! Robert J. Carmack jazz journalist #@blues2jazzguy KEYSTONE KLIPPINS’ quick-snapshot look at the jazz journey taken by the man who presents it and the Men and Women who make it. Todd Barkan, The Man who started this journey years ago , is bringing it all back full circle. Starting the weekend of July 7th… Read More KEYSTONE KLIPPINS’ ~ CELEBRATING 45 YEARS AT THE KORNER
posted by Robert J. Carmack #blues2jazzguy Subtitle; A Hipster’s perspective on Trane at 90. Its been a long 49 years ago that John William Coltrane was announced transitioned. This writer remembers that summer day as if it was only yesterday. I was just starting to settle into… Read More COLTRANE @ NINE-ZERO: CELEBRATING JOHN COLTRANE 1926 -1967
posted by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy Rudy Van Gelder, a renowned recording engineer who captured jazz greats Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane and many others in his parents’ Hackensack living room and later in his Englewood Cliffs studio, died Thursday,… Read More RUDY VAN GELDER: THE FINAL NOTE 1924 – 2016
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 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 @blues2jazzguy concert photos only by Jerone Myles One of the best feeling in the world is when you plan,execute and get back a return on your effort in double spades..No, I’m not playing cards, even though I am using a card game metaphor. On August 22,last saturday night, a group of master musicians, two vocalists!… Read More LOVE IT WHEN A GREAT JAZZ CONCEPT COMES TOGETHER : THANKS UNCLE DUKE
posted by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy Its the birthday of the very man who once thought he would never reach the the greatness of an Oscar Peterson or a Thelonius Monk. Now 75,looking 40ish is the jazz icon who has accomplished every possible music, presidential and international recognition & Lifetime Achievement Award there is.… Read More HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMBASSADOR HERBIE HANCOCK LOOKING GOOD
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