Thursday, February 28, 2013

Bertrand Tavernier

Today Bertrand Tavernier is a special guest for the whole day at France Musique.

The program is available here but one can mention already Le Magazine at 12:35 PM about the Hollywood Movies of the 50's, Open Jazz at 18.00 PM, an interview / portrait with Bertrand Tavernier at 19h00, Cinema Song at 22:30 PM and at 1.00 AM friday morning, an interview with Bertrand Tavernier from 2008 about John Ford!!

Enjoy !

Monday, February 25, 2013

Donald Byrd remembered

Blue Note Records does the right thing :

"In honor of Donald Byrd we are streaming a never-released live recording from the '73 Montreux Jazz Festival."

Listen here.

And Gilles Peterson still has his two Tribute Mixes available one with the accoustic years and one with the electric years.

Enjoy and remember Mr. Byrd.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Charles Mingus

Christopher Carroll published an article on the New York Review Of Books blog.

It deals with the recent issue by Mosaic Records of the The Jazz Workshop Concerts: 1964-1965.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Charlie Haden suffering

Charlie Haden suffers from a post polio syndrome.

I received a mail with a link to the following article in the Chicago Tribune.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Donald Byrd R..I.P.

I just read on a discussion list that Donald Byrd passed away on February 4th.

His passing away was confirmed by a nephew, more can be read about here.

Thanks for all the great music Mr. Byrd!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Joe Brazil Interview

Steve Griggs' blog about Joe Brazil published some extracts from a 1989 interview by Paul DeBarros.

It's available here.