JAZZ LEGENDARY VIBIST BOBBY HUTCHERSON 75 HAS PASSED 1941 – 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…

RETURN OF THE GRASSROOTS HIP-NOSIS:MUSIC OF BOBBY HUTCHERSON & JACKIE McLEAN


ROBERT J. CARMACK  presents NIGHT OF THE GRASSROOTS HIP-NOSIS: an Evening  of Spoken Word ~Jazz Music of Bobby Hutcherson & Jackie McLean .           SATURDAY  JULY 30 @ 8PM The WORLD STAGE PERFORMANCE GALLERY 4321 Degnan Blvd. Leimert Park Village(LA,Calif. 90008) Featuring  Plight (Jazz/Spoken Word Ensemble) Guest Poet; TU’NOOK Special Guest:…

CELEBRATING BLACK MUSIC MONTH WITH LEGEND BIG BLACK ~ PERCUSSIONIST


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #blues2jazzguy       Danny “Big Black” Rey got its nickname “Big Black” from an older brother because of his interest in drums.  During his high school years on the radio, the Conga in the Cuban music had heard he was interested in the instrument and traveled to Florida and the…

THE CREATORS MASTERPLAN SHINED AT CATALINA’S JAZZ BAR


                                        Saturday night June 11, The amped up audiences from the two sets were fully engaged and electrified by Pharoah Sanders with the Harold Mabern Trio.  A rare Southern California appearance by Harold Mabern, the bluesy,swinging…

PHILLY PRODIGAL SON McCOY TYNER HONORED BY MAYOR NUTTER & CITY


posted by  Robert J. Carmack   #@blues2jazzguy HE’S WIDELY considered one of the most influential jazz pianists of the 20th century, and yesterday McCoy Tyner was given the keys to the city – or our equivalent, a brass, mini Liberty Bell. Mayor Nutter recognized Tyner as the 2015 Jazz Legend Honoree during the fifth annual…

Barons of Hard Bop Piano: One Night Only Lincoln Center Jazz


Jazz Piano Summit: Cedar Walton & Barry Harris The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center     New York City, N.Y. Two jazz piano greats, Cedar Walton and Barry Harris, share the stage for what promises to be one great night of music. Best known for his hard bop style, Walton made a name for himself early…