BONE SOIR, CONRAD HERWIG EXPANDING THE LEGACY OF GREATNESS


posted by Robert J. Carmack -#blues2jazzguy In an era where the only thing that counts is Butts in the seat and the cling-clang of a CASH REGISTER while musicians struggle to play a solo over the YAMMERIN’ OF PSUEDO-HIPSTERS TALKING ABOUT ANY AND ALL THINGS EXCEPT THE MUSIC??  So what happens is, most musicians just…

CLIFFORD ADAMS: FORMER BANDMATE OF KOOL & THE GANG SUCCUMBS TO CANCER


CLIFFORD ADAMS (62)  has died from liver cancer. The Trenton, New Jersey-native was perhaps most widely appreciated as a longstanding member of Kool & The Gang Band (playing the now classic solo on their 1983 crossover hit, “Joanna”). Adams was also a seasoned jazz player who began his recording career with organist Charles Earland and…

WAYNE HENDERSON: THE LAST CRUSADE 1939-2014


posted by Robert J. Carmack   twitter: @blues2jazzguy Wayne Henderson (1939-2014)  Wayne Henderson born September 24, 1939 in Houston, Texas was  soul-jazz and hard bop trombonist and record producer. In 1961, he co-founded the soul jazz/hard bop group, The Jazz Crusaders. Growing up in Los Angeles 1961, I was just learning  about real jazz . One day while listening to a new local radio…