Sunday, February 26, 2012

Red Holloway R.I.P.

Apparently Red Holloway passed away, confirmation and more details to follow.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mike Melvoin R.I.P.

Mike Melvoin passed away.

The L.A. Times published an obituary by Don Heckman here.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Peter Pullman - Wail : The Life Of Bud Powell

Peter Pullmans book is finally available.

I got this message yesterday in my mailbox :

Wail: The Life of Bud Powell is now available. You can go to either Amazon's or Barnes & Noble's site, and purchase the book -- either for download to your e-reader or, once you've downloaded the free application, directly to your desktop or laptop.

For Barnes & Noble (to download to Nook):

Or, to get its free application for your desktop or laptop:  (for PC)  (for Mac)

For Amazon (to download to your Kindle):

Or, to get its free application for your desktop or laptop::

Check it out and enjoy!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Thelonious Monk special tonight

Tonight France Musique will broadcast a special nightfilling program dedicated to Thelonious Monk because of the 30th anniversary since Thelonious Monk passed away.

01:00 - 06:58 Nuit Thelonious Monk
par Franck Médioni
Réalisation : Pierre Willer
A l’occasion du 30ème anniversaire de la mort du pianiste, compositeur et chef d’orchestre américain Thelonious Sphere Monk.

Interviews with : Franck Amsallem, Laurent Coq, Alain Jean-Marie, Stephan Oliva, François Tusques, René Urtreger et Bojan Zulfikarpasic



Friday, February 17, 2012

World War I German Soldiers found

The Telegraph reports that French archaeologists found 21 German soldiers who perished  in an attack by French troops in 1918.

The whole article is available here.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Rudy Van Gelder : New Jersey Jazz Revolution

The Wall Street Journal published an article by Marc Meyers on Rudy Van Gelder.

Nice article and available here.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Miles Davis Biopic : Teaser Posters

Check out Miles Davis Online here for a look at some teaser posters of the Milesbiopic.

I really like this one :

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Ben Gazzarra R.I.P.


2012 doesn't seem to be any better than 2011...

NYT obituary can be read here.

Well Mr. Gazzarra at least you might meet again Mr. Cassavetes and Mr.  Rowlands...and in that case send them my regards.