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    Album Review: John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

    Sunday, February 8th, 2009

    Classical music afficionados have Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Rock fans have The Beatles’ White Album. Jazz fans have A Love Supreme. If you’ve read my post about essential jazz recordings, you know that I ranked this album as #1. John Coltrane’s masterpiece is a winner on so many different levels. Let’s take a closer look. The […]

    The Day The Music Died

    Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

    Today is the 50th anniversary of the day the music died. This is the tragic event that ended the lives of three young and promising musicians: Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and the Big Bopper. It was February 2nd, 1959 when Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper had performed at the Surf Ballroom in […]

    Artist Profile: Herbie Hancock

    Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

    One of my favorite musical artists of all time is the jazz legend, Herbie Hancock. Herbie began his music career in the early 1960’s when Miles Davis was putting together his “Second great quintet”. Prior to working with Miles Davis, Herbie was a piano prodigy with a good amount of playing and performance experience under […]

    Musicians Against Air Travel: Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Monday, November 10th, 2008

    Stevie Ray Vaughan was a highly skilled blues guitar player from Texas. He won admiration from many of the most influential blues and rock musicians, and is still celebrated in guitar playing circles today. At least once a year, Guitar World will put him on the cover, put him in as a centerfold, or tabulate […]

    Relaxin’ at Camarillo: A Look At Charlie Parker

    Friday, November 7th, 2008

    Being interested in jazz music, I was knowledgeable of Charlie Parker’s existence. However, also being a newbie to jazz, I never really got around to exploring his music until very recently. It went like this: I was reading Miles Davis’s autobiography, and as many of you jazz afficionados already know, Miles got his start playing […]

    Let My Children Hear Music: The Genius of Charles Mingus

    Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

    Charles Mingus is often seen as simply a jazz bass player. While it’s true that the bass was his instrument of choice, referring to him as just a bass player is not enough. You see, Charles Mingus (Or, as afficionados often refer to him, Mingus) was an innovative composer and bandleader, and played the piano, […]

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