Blessed are the iconclasts for they do not give a damn...
Bill Evans - My Foolish Heart
where the instrument ends and the man begins is uncertain. mr. bill evans.
Jazz Crusaders Trombonist Wayne Henderson R.I. P.
The loss of Wayne Henderson at 74 reminds me of the troubled but long-lasting career of four Houston high school kids who formed a band and made to Los Angeles in the late ’58. The Jazz Crusaders were a unique amalgam of soulful Texas blues and r & b, swinging jazz and a desire to scale the heights of modern jazz. This version of Jackie McLean’s Appointment In Ghana from the band’s first live album at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California, is a perfect example. They lay down a pocket and then Stix Hooper keeps a pulse while exploding rhythmically to drive Wayne Henderson, Wilton Felder and Joe Sample to create improvisational plateaus. No one sounded like them.
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The Quintet - Salt Peanuts
Album: Jazz at Massey Hall
“On & On”.
Erykah Badu is the most beautiful black woman idc what any of you say
In Jazz » Women improve the world
"The blues to me is like being very sad, very sick, going to church, being very happy. There’s two kinds of blues: there’s happy blues and then sad blues. I don’t think I’ve ever sang the same way twice, I don’t think I’ve ever sang the same tempo. One night’s a little bit slower, the next night’s a little bit brighter, depends on how I feel. I don’t know, the blues is sort of mixed up thing, you just have to feel it. Everything I do sing is part of my life."
Happy 99th birthday to one of the greatest voices of the 20th century:
Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959)