Monday, September 29, 2014
http://beyucaffe.com/events/the-ira-wiggins-quartet-5/ I was in the house for a performance by these folks on 9/13/2014. Good mainstream sounds. If you find the Ira Wiggins quartet playing anywhere near you go check them out. As you can probably tell I am also a fan of the BEYU Caffe. It's a great place to hear live jazz and other good music, or just to hang. The following week I got to hear John Brown who's the head of the jazz program at Duke University here in Durham in concert http://www.jbjazz.com/john-brown-quintet-concert/ It was big fun with outstanding performances by the entire group. Cyrus Chestnut - WOW. Durham, NC and surrounding areas getting better and better for jazz.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
We lost Joe Sample on September 12, 2014 http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/09/13/348213148/a-talent-that-bridged-genres-jazz-pianist-joe-sample-dies. He made some great contributions. Listen to anything by the Crusaders and you'll remember/discover how great he was. Condolences to his family.
Friday, September 5, 2014
It's fifty years since Coltrane's release of "A Love Supreme". There was an excellent session on this work last night in Durham, NC. It was led by the author of "A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane's Signature Album", Ashley Kahn and Branford Marsalis. Marsalis recorded a version of "A Love Supreme" in 2004. The recording and book might be something to check out.