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Jackie McLean

John H. Armwood Jazz History Lecture Nashville's Cheekwood Arts Center 1989

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Jazz Heavyweight Terence Blanchard Won't Turn a Blind Eye | Mother Jones




With the new band and the thematic connection to Eric Garner's death, you'd think the album would be full of raw nerves and anger.  But instead, Blanchard has created a suite of instrumentals, songs, and spoken word meditations that invite reflection on finding the strength and peace to heal and move forward. He challenges listeners to be "breathless from exerting your free will, breathless from doing good, breathless from blowing your own sweet solo."



Jazz Heavyweight Terence Blanchard Won't Turn a Blind Eye | Mother Jones

Friday, July 31, 2015

Ahmad Jamal Trio - Acorn

Ahmad Jamal Trio - The Aftermath

I'll Remember April

How Insensitive

Autumn Leaves

John Hicks Is That So John Hicks with Ray Drummond Bass and Idris Muhammad drums. This is my cell phone's ring tone.

Straight Street

Fire Waltz

Ahmad Jamal Trio -Poinciana (2005)

Idris Muhammad

Idris Muhammad, legendary New Orleans drummer, is dead at 74 | NOLA.com

Idris Muhammad, legendary New Orleans drummer, is dead at 74 | NOLA.com

What a hard swinging drummer. I was fortunate to see him many times. He could lay down grooves that made your body move as good as anyone. He and the late John Hicks had a special chemistry. He worked for a good while with Ahmad Jamal. He recorded a few albums, of his own, on the CTI Kudu label in the early seventies. He will be missed.













Idris Muhammad, legendary New Orleans drummer, is dead at 74 | NOLA.com