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…

THE JAZZ PIONEERS ROOM- ELI “LUCKY” THOMPSON


“While John Coltrane usually receives the most credit for bringing the soprano saxophone out of obsolescence in the early 1960s, Thompson (along with Steve Lacy) embraced the instrument earlier than Coltrane.” Lucky Thompson June 16, 1924 – July 30, 2005   After playing with the swing orchestras of Lionel Hampton, Don Redman, Billy Eckstine (alongside Dizzy…

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…