There are no Parker tunes on the sax player’s latest album, Bird Calls, but it’s a tribute nonetheless.
Celebrated jazz saxophonist Zane Musa died Monday in Florida, at the young age of 36, according to news reports. Musa’s cause of death was not known, but trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, in a tweet, said Musa had been involved in a “terrible accident”: I’m so sad and devastated about a terrible accident of my dear friend […]
Since it’s Black History Month, we’re going to take a look at some of the music from the Civil Rights Movement from the mid ‘50s to the early 1970s. Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson’s “We Shall Overcome” was the unofficial anthem of the Civil Rights Movement. Starting in 1955, acts of non-violent protest and civil disobedience […]
One of Portland, Oregon’s best known jazz group is Trio Subtonic. They’ve made their mark on the Northwest independent and jazz music scenes, crafting three albums worth of original compositions by the band members: on keys, Galen Clark; on bass, Bill Athens; and on drums, Russ Kleimer. On a quick zoom through Seattle (they were […]
Drummer Stanton Moore is one of the busiest drummers in New Orleans. Everybody wants to work with him. Likewise with the other members of his trio, David Torkanowsky (piano) and James Singleton (bass). These three guys are among the most sought-after musicians in a city brimming with great players. So it was a true delight […]