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5
May

Mike Metheny: A Tapestry of Sonic Delight

There are a few aspects of Mike Metheny’s artistry that I have always enjoyed hearing. The first is the beautiful sound he gets out of his horns – especially the flugelhorn. The second is his ability to play and improvise on the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) – he is one of only a few artists in the world who can really make that instrument sing and work perfectly within the context of improvised music. Read moreRead more

30
Apr

Miles Davis Podcast: Frances Davis

Miles’ first wife Frances Davis has graced the covers of three of Miles’ greatest albums (In Person At The Blackhawk, Someday My Prince Will Come, E.S.P.) and was by the legend’s side during the period from the late 1950’s through the mid 1960’s. Read moreRead more

28
Apr

Herb Bushler: An Amazing Career in Music

Bassist Herb Bushler may not be a household name in jazz but you most likely have heard his impressive work whether it be with Gil Evans, David Sanborn, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Blossom Dearie, Joe Farrell and others. Herb is a jazz bassist who found his way into the studio system in New York starting in the 1970’s and lasting into the early 21st century. Read moreRead more

25
Apr

Randall Kennedy: How about some new music?

I want to hear new music. Am I alone? Yes, what goes around comes around and given that in all of music the basic notes are the same, it all comes down to the actual implementation. Do we rip off Horace Silver or Funkadelic or Bob James? Read moreRead more