MILES & TRANE: TWO TITANS TURNING 90


posted by ROBERT J. CARMACK  #blues2jazzguy                     Its 2016, that means Messers ,Miles Dewey Davis and John William Coltrane,both born in 1926 is turning 90 years old . I’m excited and curious about what’s going to happen event-wise. What is radio,print and internet going to do?Continue reading “MILES & TRANE: TWO TITANS TURNING 90”

GIVE THE DRUMMER SUM’ JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH SERIES: ELVIN JONES


posted by Robert J. Carmack  #@blues2jazzguy Mr. Jones, a fixture of the Coltrane group from late 1960 to early 1966 and for more than three decades the leader of several noteworthy groups of his own, was the first great post-bebop percussionist. Building on the innovations of the jazz modernists Kenny Clarke and Max Roach, whoContinue reading “GIVE THE DRUMMER SUM’ JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH SERIES: ELVIN JONES”

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 JazzContinue reading “KENNY GARRETT AHMAD JAMAL RAVI COLTRANE SURPRISE 55th GRAMMY NOMINEES”