REMEMBERING KENNY DORHAM -1924 -1972


posted by Robert J.Carmack Kenny Dorham’s soft, energetic, be-bop style and confident, smooth lyrical playing has influenced countless musicians. One of the great trumpet pioneers of the bebop era, Kenny had the misfortune to play beneath the shadows cast by Gillespie, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown and Miles Davis. He worked with most of the giants… Read More REMEMBERING KENNY DORHAM -1924 -1972

CLARK ” MUMBLES” TERRY REACHES THE BIRD’S EYE at 94


posted by  Robert J. Carmack #blues2jazzguy The American Jazz community is jarred once again by the passing of trumpet master,Clark Terry (94). He was considered a major influence on trumpet coming out of the swing and Bebop eras, while bringing style and hip humor to generations of musicians, including Miles Davis and Quincy Jones. The seventh… Read More CLARK ” MUMBLES” TERRY REACHES THE BIRD’S EYE at 94

KENNY DORHAM: RE-VIEWING HIM THROUGH DIFFERENT LENSES


repost from the JAZZ  DADDY  Blog  by Justin Scoville November 11, 2014 | The Jazz Daddy | Leave a comment To loosely paraphrase Jazz critic Gary Giddins, Kenny Dorham (1924-1972) has become synonymous with anything starting with “under”–underrated, understated, under-appreciated, etc. Dorham was a phenomenal bop trumpet player who was game enough to record with… Read More KENNY DORHAM: RE-VIEWING HIM THROUGH DIFFERENT LENSES

HIPSTER SANCTUARY RETRO-JAZZ REVIEW:CAL MASSEY – BLACK LIBERATOR??


posted by Justin Scoville-musician,composer, educator,blogger CAL MASSEY   1928-1972   Introduction   Imagine the mid-1960’s in Brooklyn. You are strolling down New York Avenue to St. Gregory’s Church, where a benefit concert is being held to raise funds for a neighborhood playground. You are surprised to see John Coltrane’s Quartet playing A Love Supreme, with the… Read More HIPSTER SANCTUARY RETRO-JAZZ REVIEW:CAL MASSEY – BLACK LIBERATOR??

WORLD STAGE HONORS BILLY HIGGINS WITH HEAVENLY LEGACY CONCERT


posted by music journalist Robert J. Carmack   photos credits: Robert Carmack and Sol Washington You know, one of the benefits of living in Los Angeles or Southern California period, is the weather. This particular Sunday was no different than the 54 Summers past I have lived in California.But this one was very special though.… Read More WORLD STAGE HONORS BILLY HIGGINS WITH HEAVENLY LEGACY CONCERT