Hard Bop Jazz Master Pianist Cedar Walton Dies


posted by Robert J. Carmack August 19 2013_  Jazz pianist,composer and  longtime hard-bop icon Cedar Walton died today at his Brooklyn New York home .no details regarding cause have been reported. Walton,79 is survived by his wife Martha and a host of family members and close friends.  as more details are revealed this publication will… Read More Hard Bop Jazz Master Pianist Cedar Walton Dies

JAZZ MASTER DRUMMER STEVE BERRIOS DEAD AT 68


Jazz Musician,Drummer/Percussionist  Steve Berrios has died . Details are sketchy at this time  surrounding the cause of death. It was announced by a few unnamed close friends Thursday night  July 25, including longtime friend, Drummer Alvin Queen posting it on his personal Facebook page. We will be following this story up with more details as… Read More JAZZ MASTER DRUMMER STEVE BERRIOS DEAD AT 68

JIMMY HEATH: I WALKED WITH GIANTS


AVAILABLE NOW ‘I Walked with Giants’ Autobiography of  Jimmy Heath Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren, foreword by Bill Cosby, introduction by Wynton Marsalis MORE INFO AND TO BUY! Temple University Press Jimmy Heath has long been recognized as a brilliant instrumentalist and a magnificent composer and arranger.  Jimmy is the middle brother of the legendary Heath… Read More JIMMY HEATH: I WALKED WITH GIANTS

KENNY GARRETT AHMAD JAMAL RAVI COLTRANE SURPRISE 55th GRAMMY NOMINEES


As reported in Jazz’s Downbeat magazine, Pianist Chick Corea, bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, pianist Ahmad Jamal, saxophonist Kenny Garrett are among the artists nominated for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. The nominations were announced on Dec. 5.  Among the usual suspects were some surprises this year, Ravi Coltrane  and Ahmad Jamal being nominated in Best Improvised Jazz… Read More KENNY GARRETT AHMAD JAMAL RAVI COLTRANE SURPRISE 55th GRAMMY NOMINEES

Pulitzer Prize Winning, Jazz Icon, Bop Master & Spiritualist: John Coltrane


John William Coltrane (AKA, “Trane”; September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967) was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Working in the bebop and hard bop idioms early in his career, Coltrane helped pioneer the use of modes in jazz and later was at the forefront of free jazz. He organized at least fifty recording… Read More Pulitzer Prize Winning, Jazz Icon, Bop Master & Spiritualist: John Coltrane