Doc Severinsen: A Legend, And A Friend

Contributed by guest blogger Mike Metheny Anyone who was a serious trumpet student in the 1960s will tell you about the short list of trumpet “gods” in those days. Rafael Mendez and Clark Terry come to mind. Miles and Maynard, of course. And there was the classical virtuoso, Maurice Andre. But none of those legends…

By The Jazz Messenger September 20, 2010 Off

Charles Lloyd: Transcendent Jazz

Charles Lloyd’s latest album Mirror is a gem. Frankly, we can’t stop listening to it here @ Jazz Online. It is brilliant. Featuring a new quartet consisting of pianist Jason Moran, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Eric Harland, these four musicians have a very special chemistry and deliver a moving collection of music that ranges…

By The Jazz Messenger September 16, 2010 Off