Nov 16, 2011

Jazz Birthdays

Born on 11/17

Roswell Rudd - 1935

Born on 11/18

Bennie Wallace - 1946

Cindy Blackman - 1959

Don Cherry - 1936

Johnny Mercer - 1909

Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

Nov 10, 2011

For his uncompromising and serious music, the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival was eager to present Charles Lloyd. He could bring any group he wanted, they told him. Lloyd said yes, and that he would bring Sangam, an East-West trio with one CD and few performances on the schedule. It was a coup!

'Two Skirts And A Shirt' On JazzSet

Mar 24, 2011

After a sweetly harmonized "Tryin' Times" from 1970 by Donny Hathaway and a rocking version of "Compared to What" by Gene McDaniels ("The president, he got his war / Folks don't know just what it's for"), Rene Marie pauses to ask two questions: "Do you remember when it was not unusual for jazz composers