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21
Oct
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A Brush with Dizzy

In 1991, I had the honor of meeting Dizzy Gillespie while covering the Monterey Jazz Festival for the bulletin board version of Jazz Online (pre web) and KJAZ. My press credentials gave me access to the artist lounge which was located directly behind the main stage area. Everyone, who was anyone, hung out there during the festival especially from the late afternoon until the wee hours of the morning. Read moreRead more

26
Sep
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Sonic Payton

Shooting Nicholas Payton’s Sonic Trance band @ Yoshi’s in Oakland back in the day was truly a blast and a highlight of the many video shoots that we produced from the mid 1990’s into the mid 2000’s. On this evening, we had three cameras and a 32 track audio truck parked right outside to capture Nick and the guys performing. Read moreRead more

23
Sep
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Celebrating John Coltrane

Today we celebrate John Coltrane born September 23, 1926 and throughout the day we will honor Trane and share never before heard commentary episodes from the Traneumentary podcast series and more. Read moreRead more

12
Aug
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Vintage Stan Getz Quartet Live

A good friend sent me a link to a historic and incredible video featuring a live performance of the Stan Getz Quartet from 1965 or 66 featuring Gary Burton, Steve Swallow and Roy Haynes. It was shot for a BBC series titled Jazz Goes To College. Read moreRead more