Sonny Rollins had his 76th birthday yesterday and gave his fans a present by releasing nine videos from throughout his career. They’ll be up for a few more days so enjoy them while you can. Sonny Rollins Birthday Videos … Continue reading
I had the opportunity to review a new CD by Tim Price and Sue Terry. It’s a great free improv collection. You can read the review in the Reviews Section.
Listening to some Sonny Rollins today. Right now I have Brass/Trio from 1958. Interesting record. Interesting playing. Sonny Rollins is one of those players who has changed a lot through the years. Most people know the story behind “The Bridge”. … Continue reading
My review of Doug Ramsey’s book “Take Five the public and private lives of Paul Desmond” is now in the Reviews Section.
1. Lester Young 2. Zoot Sims 3. Stan Getz 4. Ben Webster 5. Coleman Hawkins Honable Mention Scott Hamilton James Houlik … Continue reading
1. Gerry Mulligan 2. Pepper Adams 3. Serge Chaloff 4. Harry Carney 5. Mike Brignola Honorable Mention Nick Brignola Ronnie Cuber Gary Smullyan Claire Daly … Continue reading
1. Paul Desmond 2. Johnny Hodges 3. Art Pepper 4. Benny Carter 5. Kenny Garrett Honorable Mention Phil Woods David Sanborn … Continue reading
I’m listening to “A Love Supreme” right now. I love the things that John Coltrane creates in terms of improv and his writing can’t be appreciated enough. His tone always leaves me cold. Too bright. Too brittle sounding. His early … Continue reading
I could tell you that I get asked a lot of times how I can change the world and I also have been asked a lot of times how I can be a rock and roll singer. And do you … Continue reading
I used to change mouthpieces often. It seemed like every time I showed up to play I’d have a different mouthpiece. My section mates never knew what I would show up with. A couple of years ago I made the … Continue reading