Lee Morgan. The Sidewinder. US 1963.

Lee Morgan. The Sidewinder. US 1963. On returning to New York in 1963, Morgan recorded The Sidewinder (1963), which became his greatest commercial success. The title track cracked the pop charts in 1964, and served as the background theme for Chrysler television commercials during the World Series. The tune was used without Morgan's or Blue... Continue Reading →

Benny Greb. Grebfruit 2. US 2017.

Benny Greb. Grebfruit 2. US 2017. When I become a drummer, I play drums all the time. That’s the only thing I’ll do! But I sit in front of the computer a lot, I sit in planes, hotel rooms and to just build a little wooden house for my son or find any excuse to... Continue Reading →

Guillermo Klein ‎– Domador De Huellas. Music Of “Cuchi” Leguizamon. Argentina. 2010

Guillermo Klein ‎– Domador De Huellas. Music Of "Cuchi" Leguizamon. Argentina. 2010 Guillermo Klein's third album for Sunnyside Records is also one of his most beguiling. Domador de Huellas, literally "the tamer of the footprints," has a deeply significant meaning. The "footprints" in question are a visceral element of a history that is close to disappearing. In... Continue Reading →

Scott LaFaro. Life. Carrer. 

Scott LaFaro. Life. Carrer. LaFaro entered college to study music but left during the early weeks of his sophomore year, when he joined Buddy Morrow and his big band. He left that organization in Los Angeles after a cross-country tour and decided to try his luck in the Los Angeles music scene. There, he quickly found work and became known... Continue Reading →

Kenny Wheeler. Artist Biography

Kenny Wheeler. Artist Biography Jazz trumpeter and flügelhornist Kenny Wheeler was one of the most advanced voices on his instrument. Blessed with a full, lovely tone and an astounding range, Wheeler sounded equally at home in fiery free jazz explorations or softer, more lyrical post-bop meditations. Wheeler was born in 1930 in Toronto, Ontario, and began playing trumpet at age... Continue Reading →

Horace Silver. Playing Style.

Horace Silver. Playing Style. Silver’s early recordings displayed a crisp, chipper but slightly wayward style, idiosyncratic enough to take him out of the increasingly stratified realms of bebop. In contrast to the more elaborate bebop piano, he stressed straightforward melodies rather than complex harmonies, and included short riffs and motifs that came and went over... Continue Reading →

Lester Young. Post- War Recording and Carrer

Lester Young. Post- War Recording and Carrer Young’s career after World War II was far more prolific and lucrative than in the pre-war years in terms of recordings made, live performances, and annual income. Young joined Norman Granz’s Jazz at the Philharmonic (JATP) troupe in 1946, touring regularly with them over the next 12 years.... Continue Reading →

Ryo Fukui. Music. Style. Career. 

Ryo Fukui. Music. Style. Career. Thelonious Monk taught us the beauty of improvisation. Louis Armstrong helped us find fun in swing. Duke Ellington showed us the wonder and joy to be had with a big orchestra. Ryo Fukui had all the material to make a similar impression on the world of jazz with the modal... Continue Reading →

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