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posted by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy “In order to get to the future, you have to go to the past,” he told the Free Press. I try to instill that you learn from the masters in your presence and go back and forward from there. In order to find yourself, you have to be… Read More JAZZ ICONIC TRUMPETER MARCUS BELGRAVE DEAD AT 78
Originally posted on Geezer Music Club:
We haven’t featured a jazz musician for a while and today’s spotlight falls on one of the best, alto saxophonist Sonny Criss. A contemporary of Charlie ‘Bird’ Parker — in fact, he played alongside him in the early years — Criss was an early bloomer musically, but his career…
posted by Robert J. Carmack #@blues2jazzguy Carmell Jones July 19, 1936 – November 7, 1996 Trumpeter/Composer and one of my favorites of Horace Silver’s Trumpet players. As a very young… Read More HIPSTER RETRO-JAZZ SERIES:HAPPY BIRTHDAY CARMELL JONES
posted by Robert J. Carmack @blues2jazzguy December 14, 1931 in Whiteville, TN – May 26 1989 – Memphis TN. Of all the Unsung pianists in Jazz, IMHO, Phineas is the most disrespected by the so-called jazz experts. All I know is when I first heard his playing on record, I had never heard anyone… Read More JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH: UNSUNG PIANIST PHINEAS NEWBORN JR.