COLTRANE @ NINE-ZERO: CELEBRATING JOHN COLTRANE 1926 -1967


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…

The Story of Helen Morgan, if You Didn’t Know Already


Originally posted on Jason Palmer's Weblog:
I recieved this story in my email box many times from friends of mine and I thought I’d share this piece of debated history with those who didn’t know about the details surrounding Lee Morgan’s death. The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan By Larry Reni Thomas Lee Morgan,…

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…